Meadow Vista club gets the word about free youth music program

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At the Aug. 25 meeting, Neighbors received a presentation by Janine Dexter, the director of the After-School Community Music Program in Meadow Vista. Dexter explained the importance of the program because music education in grades kindergarten through eighth has been reduced or eliminated. Also students who want to participate in high school band must have some preliminary music education in order to do so. The music program is open to all students in the Meadow Vista area and is offered at no cost to students. The facilities for the program are provided by the Faith Lutheran Church but the program is not affiliated with the church or with any other religious organization.

The Meadow Vista Friendly Neighbors also participated in the PHEF BBQ on Aug. 25 by serving the barbecued chicken, tri-tip, and sides prepared by the Meadow Vista Lions Club.

The Neighbors are gearing up for the Christmas Basket food and toy program. There will be food drives at local schools, a toy drive at Wells Fargo Bank and requests for monetary gifts to support this program. Food boxes will be assembled on the evening of Dec. 14.

The next meeting for Neighbors will be Sept. 26 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista. Lunch will be served at noon with social time starting at 11:30 a.m. Lisa Risdal, the director of Acres of Hope will make a presentation about the important programs provided by the organization.

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