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Save the Yard supporters kick-off signature gathering for new initiative, during Cruise Night, SaturdayFriday, October 14th, 2016
By Lee Ballesteros
The Save the Yard campaign to build a Town Square on the former Beede Lumber Yard site in downtown Antioch has begun the effort anew to gather signatures to give the people of Antioch a voice in the decision for the future of this historic site.
Volunteers are needed. The Kick-Off of for signature gathering for the petition will be at this year’s Antioch Cruise Night on October 15, 2016 from 3PM to 11PM.
Dedicated people are needed to help gather signatures and training will be available. Even if you only have an hour of time to give, it would be appreciated. It’ll be a whole lot of fun if you would like to help and have a bit of time to volunteer. You can also just come down to enjoy the event and sign the petition.
The Save the Yard campaign will be collecting signatures over the next couple of months to ensure the people of Antioch have the ability to vote on such an important issue. It is the belief of the Save the Yard committee that this waterfront parcel, located at the entrance to the Historic Rivertown district of Downtown Antioch, should be enhanced to benefit all of our community. The Town Square Initiative has been forced by the City leaders who would rather sell our most valuable asset to a developer for high density housing. Don’t let this happen.
Lend your voice to this pivotal effort. Volunteer, today and help make the Town Square Initiative a success. The Cruise Night on October 15th, from 3PM to 11PM , is just the beginning. If you are able to donate some of your time please contact Antonio Hernandez at (925) 437-2058 or email@example.com.
White Pony Express’ (WPE) Free General Store is having a “Mobile Boutique” in Antioch on Saturday, October 15th. The Free General Store (FGS) is one of two primary programs through which WPE meets its mission of helping to end hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need.
FGS partners with donors by picking up their surplus new and like-new goods and delivering them to underserved neighbors, either through community groups that serve them or directly at innovative and joyful events called “Mobile Boutiques.”
WPE serves 60,000 people a year, according to the counts of our recipient partners, and has given away over 250,000 items of clothing and 75,000 toys and games— all free of charge.
View a video of how the Mobile Boutiques operate by clicking here.
The hours of the White Pony Express’ Free General Store will be from 10 am – 12:45 pm, which is the time for people to select their clothing, shoes, toys, games, and children’s books – all free of charge. At 1:30 pm, the Mobile Grocery will open, for people to obtain fresh and quality food, again, all free of charge.
By Sal Sbranti
The Antioch Rotary Club is proud to again be sponsoring the screening of the film The Empowerment Project. It will be shown at the four Antioch Middle Schools to all 8th Grade female students. The objective of the film is to create conversation and motivate young women on their own personal journey of empowerment as they follow the stories of the women in the film.Created by filmmakers Dana Michelle Cook and Sarah Moshman, the film travels 7,000 miles in its journey across the United States finding strong, positive role models in a wide variety of industries.These role models include a Four Star Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Social Entrepreneur, Pilot, Professional Athlete, Chef and an Architect.
“Antioch Rotary is very proud to be involved with Antioch Middle Schools bringing such a powerful program to our young ladies and hope to be able to move forward with a young men’s program,” said Milanka Schneiderman, Antioch Rotary Club President.
Besides the film, the Antioch Rotary Club arranged for four panelists, each a local, positive female role model, to be at each screening to discuss their professional careers and to answer any questions that students may have.
“We are very committed to the success of the youth in our local community of Antioch. We want girls to know that their options are not limited and that there is a wide arrange of careers available to them,” Schneiderman added.
The “Empowerment Project” showed on Monday at Antioch High School for Park Middle School and Antioch Middle School students, and today at Dallas Ranch Middle School and Black Diamond Middle School.
Panelists include Iris Archuleta, Dr. Yenjean Hwang, Trine Gallegos, Amy Hilton, Lynnette Giacobazzi, Julie Haas-Wajdowicz, Dr. Stacey Duckett and Diane Aguinaga.
The theme of the project is “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail.” The girls were asked to write down their answers and at Black Diamond Middle School some of the answers were placed on a display.
As part of this project, the Antioch Rotary Club is working closely with the Principals of Antioch Middle Schools and their Vice-Principals: John Jimno, Ed Dacus, Phyllis James, Lindsay Wisely, Paula McAvoy, Asia Chhabra, Eva Padilla, Pamela Price and Julia Kent.A few years ago, Lindsay Wisely, along with Trine Gallegos, from Antioch High School started the concept of “Girl Power” with its theme of female empowerment and organized a group of 20 Antioch High School alumni to speak to the female students.
For further information regarding this program contact Sal Sbranti, our program coordinator at email address firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on The Empowerment Project, visit www.empowermentproject.com. For more information about the Antioch Rotary Club, visit www.antiochrotaryclub.org.