Summer Food Program for Kids starting May 28

CALDWELL—The Oasis Feeding Program will begin providing free meals to children ages 1 to 18 starting May 28 and continuing through the summer. Meals will be served at area parks in Caldwell, Nampa, Middleton, Emmett and Parma Monday through Friday. Lunch and supper will be served, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, contact 208-459-6000 or visit oasiswc.org/summer-feeding.html.

CrossFit 43 North invites public to run for fun and good cause on May 25

NAMPA—The Treasure Valley Runs Inaugural 5K Fun Run benefiting the Valley Women and Children’s Shelter will take place Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Skyview High School. The event, sponsored by CrossFit 43 North and Treasure Valley Runs, is open for people of all ages and fitness levels, including walkers. Participants will receive a tshirt and medal. The race begins and finishes at Skyview High and the course follows the greenbelt. The cost is $35. To sign up visit TheTreasureValleyRuns.com or bit.ly/tvrun5k. “This event fits in closely with our culture,” said Clayton Borah, owner of CrossFit 43 North. “The Valley Women and Children’s Shelter is helping others to transform their lives. We want to support them and their great work.”

Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation 2019 grants recipients announced

BOISE—The Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation (IWCF) announced the award of eight grants totaling $291,917 to local nonprofits at its annual meeting May 7. Desert Sage Health Centers received a $59,642 grant for a project to reduce rural healthcare barriers by providing transportation for patients requiring care in Boise. Hacker Middle School received a $60,000 grant for a fitness playground. Opera Idaho received a $30,000 grant for a van for outreach programs. Learning Lab, Inc. received a $27,275 grant for education through community partnerships. Step Ahead Idaho received a $30,000 grant for a college readiness summer program. International Rescue Committee received a $30,000 grant for Spark, a vocational English as a second language program. Payette Children’s Forest received a $30,000 grant for a program called The Birds & The Bees and Bats & Butterflies. The Cascade School District #422 received a $25,000 grant for creating positive school culture.

Caldwell native graduates from Coast Guard Academy

CALDWELL—Bryce Schroeder, a Caldwell native, will graduate from the Coast Guard Academy on May 22. Schroeder is scheduled to serve aboard USCGC RICHARD DIXON in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Schroeder, a 2015 graduate of Vallivue High School, intends on specializing in law enforcement operations and hopes to join the Coast Guard’s elite Deployable Specialized Forces after his first tour. Bryce is a four-year varsity member of the Men’s Basketball Team at the Academy, is a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma, and is graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management.

Kuna High alum graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Air Force Airman Margaret A. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Wilson is the daughter of Timothy W. and Laurie Wilson J. Wilson of Wilder, Idaho, and wife of Tyler Wilson J. Wilson of Kuna, Idaho. She is a 2011 graduate of Kuna High School, Kuna, Idaho. She earned an associate degree in 2016 from Colorado Technical University.

Touchmark’s May 31 Par-3 Par-Tee golf event benefits fire safety programs

MERIDIAN—The Touchmark Par-3 Par-Tee golf event offers golfers a fun competition and opportunity to support the Meridian Fire Department’s Project SAFE (Smoke Alarms For Everyone), a program ensuring seniors have properly installed smoke alarms. The event will take place May 31 starting with the Par-3 golf tournament from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a block party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Golf Course at Touchmark, Meadow Lake Village in Meridian. Geared for golfers and non-golfers alike, each team is limited to three clubs, with two teams at each hole for the start. There will be a putting contest for a “split the pot” cash award, and scoring and awards for the top three teams. Afterwards, the block party will feature food, drinks and live music. To register golfers ($45 for individuals or $160 for foursomes), donate to Project SAFE or learn more, visit birdeasepro.com/touchmarkpar3/.

Morrison Knudsen Foundation helps preserve Girl Scouts tradition with funding for new bridge

BOISE—The Girl Scouts Leadership Center in Boise will soon feature a 14-foot outdoor bridge and enhanced landscape, thanks to the Morrison Knudsen Foundation, a charitable organization established in 1947 by Morrison Knudsen Company founders and employees. The bridge will be a permanent fixture at the Girl Scouts center and will be used primarily for Girl Scout bridging ceremonies. Bridging, the act of crossing from one side of a bridge to another, is a Girl Scouts tradition that symbolizes achievement at one level of Girl Scouting and a transition to the next, where new responsibilities, growth opportunities and adventures lie ahead. Approximately 450 local Girl Scouts take part in bridging ceremonies each year. A permanent bridge at the Girl Scouts Leadership Center provides a safe, meaningful, meeting place for girls and volunteers to gather for bridging ceremonies and celebrate afterward.

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