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Posted on Apr 14, 2016

Community Bulletin: April 14

Mobile Food Bank returns to Quincy
The Mobile Food Bank is returning to Quincy next week.
The free food distribution event will be in town on April 21 at the Iglesia Metodista, 815 2nd Ave. S.W. (The church is in the former Chinook Lumber building.) The event is noon to 2 p.m.
Households in the greater Quincy area needing food assistance are invited. Each household will receive about 50 pounds of produce and packaged foods.
Volunteers are asked to show up by 11 a.m. Volunteers can contact Jack Eaton at Microsoft at 387-7059 to sign up.
The Mobile Food Bank, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Second Harvest Food Bank, will make about 10 appearances around Grant County this year.

Donate blood to American Red Cross
Blood drives are scheduled this month in Quincy and Ephrata.
The Quincy event is 1 to 6 p.m. on April 28 at the Quincy Valley Business & Conference Center, 115 F St. S.W. The Ephrata event is 12:30 to 6 p.m. on April 27 at the Ephrata Recreation Center, 112 Basin St. S.W.
Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O, A negative and B negative. To make an appointment to give blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Author to speak to erratics chapter
WENATCHEE– Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet next week.
The meeting is 7 p.m. on April 20 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission in Wenatchee.
At the meeting, Dr. Bob Carson of Whitman College will discuss his new book, “Many Waters: Natural History of the Walla Walla Valley.” The book includes essays on geologic history and geography, birds and biology, fly fishing nearby streams, wine terroir, wildflowers and landscapes, prehistoric and present wildlife of southeastern Washington and adjacent Oregon.
The program is free and open to the public. For overviews of the Ice Age Floods go to www.iafi.org or www.hugefloods.com.

Spring tractor pull is coming up
The Columbia Basin Antique Power Club’s annual spring tractor pull is this month.
The pull starts at 10 a.m. on April 23 in the area behind the bus garage at Quincy High School. Practice will precede the event on April 22.

Saturday car show at Pybus Market
WENATCHEE– Hot Rodzz Espresso kicks off the 2016 cruise-in season with a fun-filled, car-packed day.
Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods and Custom Motorcycles is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the west portion of the Pybus Market parking lot. The event, which will feature 60 cars on display, is free to the public.
The day includes check-in from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and a “rev” contest at 2 p.m. Awards and prizes will be given away at 3:30 p.m. For car owners, pre-registration is required to guarantee a space.

Seniors: Come for dinner Thursday
Roast beef is on the menu at the weekly Thursday dinner at the Quincy Senior Center.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and games follow at 6:30 p.m. Cost for dinner is $7 a person. Also on the menu are mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, carrot salad and butterscotch pudding.
Bridge winners were Lorain Greenwalt and Peggy Emtman. Pinochle winners were Judy Todd and Wilma DeLeeuw. Dominoes winners were Mark Owens and Dan Neumann. Rummikub winners were Faye Burton and Roxa Kreimeyer.

Public invited to QJHS college fair
There will be a college fair at Quincy Junior High Thursday that’s open to the community.
The event is 5 to 7:40 p.m. A catered dinner from Tijuana’s will be served 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be followed by local keynote speakers. Break-out sessions will give attendees the opportunity to learn about how to get money for college and talk to college representatives. Several college representatives will be on hand.

It’s kindergarten registration time
Kindergarten registration for the upcoming school year is approaching quickly.
Registration is 5:30 to 7 p.m. on April 21 and April 26 at Mountain View and Pioneer elementary schools.
Registration is 5:30 to 7 p.m. on April 26 at George Elementary School.
Registration also is ongoing during regular office hours at all schools.
Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.
Parents should bring the following information with them to registration: birth certificates, immunization records, proof of address (a utility bill is sufficient), emergency contacts, daycare information and medical information.

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