Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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The wonderful Sierra Ridge Interact Club

EDITOR: On Saturday, April 13, I was spoiled by the Pollock Pines Interact kids (a youth service club mentored by the Rotary). Once a month they hold a breakfast at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center. These Sierra Ridge Middle School students are learning to organize and operate a business. Today is my birthday, and I went to have their pancake breakfast. As I entered the door — they had decorated for me — I had my own “birthday” table. They played music (beautiful flutes). As a group they surrounded me and sang “Happy Birthday” (again I was so touched that I cried).

I want to thank them again for a wonderful birthday breakfast — one I will always hold near my heart. These young kids run the whole show — the money, raffle tickets, cooking, cleaning — and today adapted to giving a wonderful birthday production. Nice job. (The breakfast was not their only event of the day; these young people were going to be helping way into the night for another event in town.) Their last breakfast for this year will be on May 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center. It’s a celebration to all mothers for Mother’s Day — and I understand there will be some surprises. I hope to see you there. These young people are wonderful.

FRANCESCA DUCHAMP
Pollock Pines

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netMay 10, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    Just a reminder...The Interact Club will host its final community breakfast for the school year on Saturday, May 11, in celebration of Mother’s Day. The breakfast will be held at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center in Pollock Pines. The breakfast lasts from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $1 for seniors, $3 for individuals or $7 for a family. They serve pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and hot chocolate. These young people are wonderful--please take a moment to celebrate their efforts and accomplishments this year. I understand that there will be some surprises to honor the Adults who raise the young in our community. (Because we have some single Dads--who are Moms as well.) Remember these are middle schools kids--and they run the show

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