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Meal program, Sheriff’s Youth Camp wrap up at San Miguel school

Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday.
Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday.

The Lillian Larsen School campus has been a busy place since summer vacation began.

The federally funded Seamless Summer Program, which serves children breakfast and lunch five days a week, began on June 19 and will end on Friday.

The summer school program also ends Friday. This week, 88 students are enjoying Sheriff’s Youth Camp, a popular summer activity sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office for students entering sixth through eighth grades.

Through a wide variety of games, activities and experiences, students learn teamwork, leadership, resilience and how to be good citizens with positive values. They also meet new friends.

Three camps — in Nipomo, Cayucos and San Miguel — were filled this year.

School starts on Aug. 16 at Lillian Larsen and Cappy Culver schools.

Summer at the library

The San Miguel Library Summer Program has two events coming up for children 3 and older. On Thursday library offers “Animals of the Central Coast — Deer,” and on July 20, it will hold a craft day.

The library is next to the park at 254 13th St. with lots of good summer reading, movies, CDs and information.

For more details, call 805-467-3224 on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. The planned Adult Summer Walk and Talk Program was canceled due to the park not being available.


July 13: Community potluck at the Senior Center at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share with friends.

July 14: Community bingo at the Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

July 26: San Miguel Advisory Council at the Community Building behind in the park. Access on the alley.

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Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.