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Pine River-Backus Family Center July Happenings

Summer Hours: Monday 8-4, Tuesday 1-4, Wednesday 12-4, Thursday 8-4 and Friday’s 8-3.

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 Tuesday’s and Wonderful Wednesday’s. 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 June 30 at 2 p.m. at the Family Center, need not be present to win.

Hidden Jewels Thrift Store: It’s the sale you’ve been waiting for! Come fill up a brown bag of clothing for just $5. This sale will run Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 3. We will be closed July 4 and 5 for the holiday weekend. You don’t want to be left out, so don’t miss this sale.

WIC will be here July 3 only.

Pine River Area Food Shelf is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10-2 p.m. in the basement of the First Lutheran Church. A big thank you goes out to our community for your continued support in helping feed families in need.

The Family Centers Home Visiting Program has immediate openings for first-time expectant mothers who would like additional support with their pregnancy and parenting their child until 3 years of age. 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. on July 18 and find out more about how to become a Family Center Board Member.

Terrific Tuesdays: No Terrific Tuesday class on July 2, classes resume July 9.

Wonderful Wednesdays: No class on July 3. Classes resume July 10.

MAC/NAPS pick up is July 9 from 2-4 p.m.

Family Planning: Will be at the Family Center July 2, call 877-275-6123 to schedule an appointment.

Child & Teen Check-Up will be here July 25, appointments are still available, call Karen at 587-4292 to get your appointment scheduled.

Family Center and Hidden Jewels will be closed July 4 and 5.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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