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Rainier Movie in the Park "HOME" at Dusk

Movie in the Park “HOME” is a Hit!

It was raining when we got to Wilkowski Park to set up for the movie.  We put up a canopy so we could stay dry as we bravely waited out the shower.  According to the weather reports, the precipitation was 4 1/2 hours early!  Disappointed, we watched the clouds and kept checking our cell phones for weather report updates. We were just about to cancel the "Movie in the Park" when the rain cleared. Clear skies were on the horizon, so we hurried and set up to show the new movie "HOME." By 7 PM we had over 50 people in the park. The excitement grew, as the crowd increased to over 200 people.  This was our largest crowd ever!  People brought their own canopies and shelters in case of rain.  Black plastic bags protected the speakers and amplifier.  We were showing the movie, come rain, wind or squall. Students ...
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Parents Matter

Parents Matter – Marijuana Campaign 2015

Rainier Community Cares' current “Parents Matter” campaign is about marijuana.  Where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized for people over 21, it is still illegal for minors to possess or use it. Early use of marijuana can have serious impact on adolescents, because of the many developmental changes that occur during that time: physical, intellectual and social.  Not only does it affect movement and balance while intoxicated, over the long haul it affects the ability to make sound decisions, think clearly or have the ability to focus and concentrate. Because neural pathways are still developing, long-term use of marijuana before the age of 16 can have a serious, adverse effect on adolescent brain development, causing a permanent drop in IQ*.  This causes poorer educational outcomes, resulting in lower income and a poorer overall future. Those who use marijuana are at a social disadvantage. It can lead to problematic friendships, ...
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