Education briefs for Aug. 9, 2014: Love INC’s Back-to-School Fair is next week

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Love in the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley will host its Back-to-School Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Alice Pleasant Park in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue.

The event is open to students ages preschool through high school and their families, featuring school supplies for the coming year as well as things like haircuts. Food, games and prizes also will be offered at the fair.

For more information, call 970-826-4400.

Boys & Girls Club to finish summer strong

Boys & Girls Club of Craig is featuring a 1970s theme week as part of its final week of summer activities, open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 15.

Those entering middle school grades in the fall can also participate in the final Thursday Thrills event from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14, which is a free party at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

Membership costs $1 per hour in the summer in addition to the annual dues. The organization offers scholarships for families with financial difficulties.

The club will be closed the week of Aug. 18 to 22 but will reopen for after-school activities once classes begin.

For more information, call 970-826-0411 or visit www.bgcnwc.org.

Grand Futures refocusing efforts for fall

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition has had a busy summer, offering activities like family movie nights in Craig City Park and at Craig Pool Complex, as well as participating in the recent Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival and Saturday’s Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament.

Moffat County Director Kim Maneotis said it’s been a worthwhile season for the organization’s work in providing families with healthy alternatives to substance abuse, and once the school year begins, a whole new set of activities will begin, such as Red Ribbon Week, safety discussions and an increased presence by Moffat County Teen Council.

“It looks different at different times of the year, but we’re constantly going to be a force out there,” Maneotis said.

For more information about Grand Futures, call 970-824-5752 or visit www.grandfutures.org.

Moffat County School District revamps website

Moffat County School District recently unveiled its newly designed website at www.moffatsd.org.

The site, which is still in continuing development, contains a great deal of visual flair, provides a hub for the sites of each individual school in MCSD and offers an improved forum for district announcements.

The district also recently released its annual newsletter with important information about the 2014-15 school year, which can be viewed on the site.

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