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Briefly In Education

November 23, 2011
  • The SMART Girls are Reilyn, Shiloah, Lauren, Eastyn, Blake, Rose, Roxy and Lydia, left to right, at the Race for the Cure.
The SMART Girls are Reilyn, Shiloah, Lauren, Eastyn,… (Coastline Pilot )

Scouts learn to care for flag on Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, on Nov. 13, Webelos 1 Cub Scouts of Laguna Beach Pack 35 learned about how to treat the United States flag.

Led by Laguna Beach Lifeguard Capt. Tom Trager and veteran Rick Rosal, the scouts learned how to hoist, fold and care for the flag in front of the Main Beach Lifeguard Tower.

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Church collecting books for Santa Ana school

Laguna Presbyterian Church is collecting new and gently used books for Wilson Elementary School in Santa Ana.

Donations may be dropped off into the marked boxes through Dec. 5 and at Hospitality Night on Dec. 2 at the church's hot dog stand on Forest Avenue. Or stop by the church office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Tankersley Hall from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

But please, no religious books.

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MOPs sweep together Christmas goodies

For the second year, the Laguna Beach Mothers of Pre Schoolers group, or MOPs, has filled shoe boxes to be distributed at Christmas to disadvantaged children all over the world, according to a news release.

More that 100 boxes were filled with toiletries, schools supplies, toys and treats for children that otherwise would not receive anything at Christmas time. Members of the group and Laguna Beach dentists donated the items.

Operation Christmas Child collected 8.17 million shoe boxes in 2010 and hopes to exceed that number this year. This project was started in 1993, and since then 85 million boxes have been delivered to children in more than 130 countries around the world. For many thrilled boys and girls, the boxes are the first Christmas presents they have received.

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Middle school uses physical, mental challenges to fundraise

Thurston Middle School will branch out in its fundraising with the EPIC Challenge from Dec. 6 to 9.

Students will participate in games, races and Minute-To-Win-It type contests during their physical education classes to raise money.

Mission Hospital, Reel Talent Management, Volcom, Crescent Bay Holdings, Silverfish, Laguna Beach Little League and J. Kramer Corp. have gotten the ball rolling. The Langton Family, Kimball Orthodontics, Citizens Bank, Staples, Office Max, Costco, Target, Whole Foods, Ralph's, Vons Pavilions, Albertsons, Stater Brothers, Wahoo's, La Sirena, Subway, Gina's Pizza, Active Culture, Banzai Bowl, Regency South Coast Cinema, Laguna Surf & Sport, Hobie, Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, Dolce Gelato, Gelato Paradiso and Ganahl Lumber have contributed as well.

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