The Arroyo Grande thrift shop is staffed 100 percent by volunteers, and donates a portion of its proceeds to a charitable organization.
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The Arroyo Grande Sportsman’s Club has awarded six scholarships to outstanding students. Each student received $1,000.
The recipients and their high schools/college are:
Westin Dalton of Alan Hancock College; Kate Empey, Madison Hunstad and Kale Varvel or Arroyo Grande High School; Ethan Phillips of Family Partnership Charter School in San Luis Obispo; and Austin Simpson of Central Coast New Technology High School.
San Luis Obispo residents Bryan Gingg and Carol Florence were recently recognized for their longterm commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County at a private reception held to thank agency supporters at Tolosa Winery & Vineyards.
Gingg celebrated 20 years of service on the agency’s board of directors, serving briefly as executive director during the agency’s infancy. In 2014, he was recognized as Big Brother of the Year after successfully mentoring two local youth.
Florence was recognized for 10 years of dedicated service and said that she is proud to be a part of the organization that is “impacting lives little by little.”