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For the week of December 10 - 16, 2003


Head Start
program announces
fund-raiser raffle

The Head Start program in the Wood River Valley will hold itís annual fund-raising raffle Friday, Dec. 19.

Tickets will be sold by students and their parents at the Williamís Market, Albertsonís, Valley Market and both Atkinsonsí grocery stores Friday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a variety of prizes available, all of which have been donated by local businesses and citizens.

The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start children and their families. The association provides support for the entire Head Start community by advocating for policies that strengthen services to Head Start children and their families; by providing extensive training and professional development to Head Start staff; and by developing and disseminating research, information, and resources that enrich the community.

The students participating at the Hailey Head Start preschool have special learning needs and/or financial restrictions. The students are taught English and Hispanic educational courses, healthy habits, social skills, and physical activities and participate in various field trips. As a non-profit organization, every penny counts and the proceeds from the raffle will support the schoolís 2004 programs.

Raffle prizes include:

 Two 26" 21-speed Electra bicycles, donated by Leo Schofield

 21" Huffy bicycle, donated by Leo Schofield

 Royce Union Three Wheeler, donated by Leo Schofield

 $50 Gift Certificate from Williamís Market

 $35 Gift Certificate from ZOU75

 $25 Gift Certificate from the Red Elephant

 One-hour Magic Show for a private party, donated by Steve Frye ($100 value)

 Two-hour Dino Inflatable Bouncy Toy rental for a private party, donated by the Ries family ($115 value)

 Specialty Shampoo from Marinelloís Hair Styling Salon ($50 value)

 One Child Exam at Quantum Chiropractic, donated by Dr. Maria Maricich ($100 value)

 One month Breast Pump rental, donated by Lactation Plus ($55 value)

And much more.

In another means to raise funds, Albertsonís Food Store is offering their Community Partnerís Card to anybody who wishes to support Head Start. The card is free and 2 percent of all purchases will go directly to the Hailey group. If you are interested in using the card and helping raise funds, call Melissa Olson at 788-0082 for your free card.

In June 2004, the Hailey Head Start will move from their current location at 313 North Main Street to the new CSI campus at the old high school. Some of the money raised with the raffle is earmarked for new equipment at that location. If you have any playground equipment, books, toys, fencing material or personal skills youíd like to donate to the new facility, please call Melissa at 788-0082.



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