On Tuesday, John and I woke up early, quickly got ready, and hurried to the fairgrounds in Paso Robles to join other family members in watching our granddaughter, Jenny Butz, show her Duroc hog during the FFA judging.
We have been following her participation in 4-H and FFA for years and the only difference this year is that this is her last year to be part of this wonderful program. She graduated from Templeton High School in June and will be attending Cuesta College. She is the last of our 12 grandchildren to graduate from high school — it’s unbelievable how the years have flown by.
Jenny and her friends at Templeton High School have always done well with their animals at the Fair. This year her Duroc placed third which was not bad considering all of the competition.
I have to admit that there have been a few of “those sentimental moments” this year when I remembered watching Jenny show her hog as a 4-H member, and now here she is, off to college!
Congratulations, Jenny! Grandpa and I are very proud of you — as are your Grandma and Grandpa Goodman, and all of your aunts, uncles, and cousins!
Now, if you’re a fan of music of the 60’s, you’re going to love the “sounds of summer” this Saturday at Atascadero’s Saturday in the Park Concert.
The band, Unfinished Business, will “rock ‘n’ roll” Saturday (July 28) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Park Bandstand.
Au. 4 will feature Stellar playing rock/country and on Aug. 11 you can hear The JD Project perform rock, blues and country.
Concerts are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket, low-back chair, and the entire family to relish the warm summer evenings at Atascadero Lake Park. The new playground is open and the kids are lovin’ it.
Our Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County members are getting ready to clothe students for school through our primary philanthropic program, Operation School Bell. The program was created with the belief that when students go to school feeling confident about their appearance, it results in a more successful academic and social experience.
Our program goal is to improve school attendance and participation by enabling students to attend school without feeling self-conscious or out of place due to a lack of proper clothing. This program provides new, school appropriate clothing to students in need, in grades K - 12 in San Luis Obispo County. Students are referred to Operation School Bell through school personnel.
To date, Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County has provided new school clothing to more than 26,000 students throughout our 23-year history. This last school year, 2017-18, we clothed more than 2,300 students in the 10 school districts of SLO County.
Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County recently received a grant award of $3,150 from The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. This grant will be used to purchase new school-appropriate clothing for disadvantaged students referred to Operation School Bell Program.
This year’s grantmaking program through The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County is funded by its 2018 Community Needs Grant Program.
To learn more about Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County visit alslocounty.org.
Enjoy the Mid-State Fair this weekend. Remember that the Livestock Auction takes place on Saturday. Stay cool!