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Lillian Larsen kids collect pennies for summer swim program

Students from Lillian Larsen Elementary School presented the San Miguel Lions Club with more than 40 pounds of “Pennies for the Pool” to help support the summer swim program. For many years, the San Miguel Lions Club has funded swimming and first swimming lessons for San Miguel youths.

School district board meeting

The San Miguel School District board meets Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Lillian Larsen Elementary School library. Open session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner with seniors

At 6 p.m. Thursday, San Miguel Seniors invites everyone to the group’s monthly community potluck dinner at the Senior Center at 601 E. 12th St. Bring a dish to share for a delicious meal with old and new friends.

On Friday, bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit repairs and upkeep of the center. There is time to get an early fish dinner from the Lions at the Community Building, then come to play bingo and enjoy refreshments for dessert.

Farm Bureau Women pitch in

At its Monday meeting, the SLO County Farm Bureau Women gave a donation of $1,000 to Jack’s Helping Hand, an organization dedicated to helping families whose children have severe medical problems and needs.

Farm Bureau Women raises funds with a booth at the biannual Three Speckled Hens Antique Show, which supports Jack’s Helping Hand.

This year, students involved in agricultural studies may apply for a $1,000 scholarship from Farm Bureau Women. Applications are online at Deadline is March 31.

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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 weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.