Tag Archives: TOGETHER!

Little Red School House

Free School Supplies for Thurston County Kids on Aug. 20

Have you ever faced having to choose between buying food and clothes or crayons, pens, scissors, paper and a notebook for your school-age child? Each year, many parents look at the brightly colored "Back to School" banners with dread as they face exactly these choices. The Little Red Schoolhouse Project was founded in response to this need. Every fall they send thousands of students back to school with basic school supplies, a backpack, new socks and underwear, and a clean coat. Do you need help with supplies? If your kids go to school in the Rainier or Yelm school district, or anywhere else in Thurston County, and if you are having trouble affording all of the items your child needs, then you qualify for this event. That’s all there is to it. No income verification is required, just show up on the 20th! This year’s event is Thursday, Aug. 20, ...
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High in Plain Sight Galloway with display

“You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know”

The Bucoda-Tenino Healthy Action Team (B-THAT) sponsored a "High in Plain Sight" workshop for anyone who was interested in preventing youth substance abuse. Stacia Wasmundt, the B-THAT coalition coordinator, and Tenino City Councilmember John J. O'Callahan attended this workshop in Tumwater last year, and were very impressed with the training and how much they learned about drug and alcohol concealment methods.  They shared what they learned with the rest of the B-THAT members, and the group voted to have Officer Jermaine Galloway come and give his presentation in Tenino in order to spread awareness about current trends in youth drug culture. Galloway started his presentation by saying "Our future is in our children."  He said that businesses market to children because if they "get them" early, they'll have a customer for life. He constantly updates his “High in Plain Sight” training to keep up with current trends.  He brought more ...
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