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Pine River-Backus Family Center happenings

Fundraiser: Stop in and get your raffle tickets before they are sold out. Money raised will go to fund the general operations of the family center and to support our summer programs, Terrific Tuesdays and Wonderful Wednesdays.

Raffle prizes are: Xbox 360 4GB Console, iPod Touch 32GB, Apple-iPad Mini 16GB, Kindle Fire HD-8.9” Display with 32GB Memory.

Tickets are $5 and the drawing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 30 at the family center. Participants need not be present to win.

Hidden Jewels Thrift Store: School is out! Are you or your teen already bored with wondering what to do this summer? Come join our team of volunteers at the only non-profit thrift store in the community. Choose when and what days you would like to volunteer.

For more information, contact Brenda at 587-4292. Store hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WIC: Will be here June 6.

Pine River Area Food Shelf: Is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the basement of the First Lutheran Church.

The family center's Home Visiting Program has immediate openings for first-time expectant mothers who would like additional support with their pregnancy and parenting their child until age 3. Free prenatal gift bags are available to women who are expecting a baby that live in the Pine River-Backus School District.

Family Center Governing Board: The Family Council is a group of people from the Pine River-Backus area who are concerned about the welfare of children and families. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the family center, join us at our next board meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 20.

Terrific Tuesdays: Starts June 18. Stop in at the family center to sign your child up for summertime fun.

Wonderful Wednesdays: Starts June 12. Openings are still available.

MAC/NAPS: Pick up is from 2-4 p.m. June 11.

Child & Teen Check-Up: Will be here June 27 and 28. Appointments are still open for June 28. Call Karen at 587-4292 to schedule an appointment.

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