Los Osos Boy Scout Troop 214 has raised and donated $800 to Friends of Scouting, an annual family and community campaign to raise funds for year-round scouting programs.
The troop raised the money by gift wrapping for store customers during Christmas, annual popcorn sales, helping to serve meals provided by the Kiwanis Club of Bay-Osos and serving lunch at the Morro Bay Car Show.
In 2015, Boy Scouts provided 22,500 hours of service to communities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, according to an email from Harry Holden, SLO/Five Cities Boy Scout committee chairman.
Child Appointed Special Advocates of SLO County recently held its second annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser, A Day at the Races, at Loma Grande Ranch. The event raised nearly $16,000 for CASA and featured Southern cuisine by SLO Provisions and volunteer bartenders from Novo Restaurant and Lounge.
All funds raised will enable CASA to continue its work with abused and neglected children in San Luis Obispo County.
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For their 4-H community service project, Kailey Reynolds and her cousin McKenna Volk created a Little Free Library to provide a free book exchange (give a book, take a book), build a sense of community and promote literacy and sharing.
The library is on Cerro Romauldo Avenue between Rosita Street and Patricia Drive.
For more information, visit www.littlefreelibrary.com.