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Community carnival raises money for new splash pad

Community carnival raises money for new splash pad

The Airway Heights Parks and Recreation department  is celebrating Parks and Rec month by teaming up with Airway Heights Baptist Church to host “Come and Play in the Park” July 27th at 2 p.m.

The Parks and Rec department is encouraging everyone to come and enjoy this all day family event. There will be free food, games, music and many other activities to enjoy.

The dunk tank will give attendees the chance to dunk special guests including, Mayor of Airway Heights, Patrick Rushing.The donations raised during the dunk tank will go toward funding a new splash pad.

The fun won't stop until Midnight!

List of Activities:

  • Carnival games
  • Water Slides
  • Face Paint
  • Free Dinner
  • And the movie, Rise of the Guardians, with popcorn and cotton candy

 

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

Health District seeks public help with trail map design

The Spokane Regional Health District is asking for the public's opinion regarding updates to a walking and hiking trail map. Residents are being asked to take quick online survey after taking a peek at a mock up of the map.

 

The trail map covers sites all over the county including Riverside State Park, the Centennial Trail, the Medical Lake Loop, the Manito and Cannon Hill park area and the Indian Painted Rocks to name a few. The survey only takes a couple of minutes and asks questions regarding knowledge of the trails and usefulness of the map.

 

SRHD staff is asking for public comment to make sure that the map is appeal, useful and clear. To take a look at the map and to fill out the survey click HERE.

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

Pitch for the Cure with the Spokane Indians

The Spokane Indians annual Pitch for the Cure is back again! This will be the eighth year the Spokane Indians and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have teamed up to raise money for breast cancer research.

Participants will walk one mile around Avista Stadium for breast cancer and be recognized in a pre-game ceremony. Registration includes a shirt, a ticket to that day's game, and a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The walk begins Sunday, August 4 at 3:00 pm, registration will be accepted until 2:30 that day. The deadline to register online is August 2, 2013. The fee to register online before July 21 is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. After July 21 registration is $30.

For more information or to register for the event-- Click Here

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Nominations for Corporations for Communities now open

Is there a corporation in Washington State that you would like to recognize for giving back to their community? Now you can. Nominations for the 2013 Coporations for Communities Award are being accpeted until August 31st.

“Washington is blessed with many companies committed to giving back to their communities,” Secratary of State KimWyman said. “Corporations for Communities offers the public a way to recognize some of these caring and generous businesses. Now more than ever, it is important to honor those corporations that make a difference.”

Beginning in 2009 the Corporations for Communities Award is a way to recognize Washington businesses that go above and beyond for their community.

Talent competition coming to Airway Heights Festival

Talent competition coming to Airway Heights Festival

Taking after the hit T.V. show, Airway Heights will be hosting their own Got Talent event as part of this year's Airway Heights Festival at the end of August.

 

“We want the community to be engaged,” says Jacob Powers who is heading up the event with the local Kiwanis Club. In the past, the festival has featured bands and other entertainment but the bands weren't holding the audience's attention.

 

“If anything is family friendly or family orientated, Airway Heights shows up,” says Powers. The competition for all ages and aims at bringing neighbors together at an interactive event. The show coincides with the 30th Annual Ford Car Show and the 3rd Annual Watermelon Races.

 

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

What's for Lunch food drive this Friday

Yoke's Fresh Market and KXLY have teamed to help fill the store room at Second Harvest this summer. The What's for Lunch food drive is Friday, July 19th at all area Yoke's Fresh Market stores.

 

Rod Wieber, Chief Resource Officer for Second Harvest, says that summer food drives are “critically important” for area food pantries. Many families rely on reduced or free lunches to help feed their children and during the summer the need for help goes up. Last year, Second Harvest saw a 30 percent increase in demand and Wieber says the numbers are looking similar this year.

 

Whole grains and protein items like canned meat and peanut top the list for needed items as well as canned fruits and vegetables. You'll be able to purchase pre-packaged bags to contribute or choose your items to leave in the bins. The food drive runs from 10am-7pm at all Yoke's locations.