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Head Start Trike-A-Thon Fun

It’s a day care center on a high school campus where young parents are working towards graduation. The Head Start program at Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley was holding a Fall Festival Fundraiser for the children’s program Monday afternoon. Head Start serves sixteen children birth to 3 years of age at the Silver Springs center. Site Supervisor, Brandy Pettigow, says the event has several activities.

Click here to listen to Brandy Pettigow

Headstart1Law enforcement was part of the festivities. The CHP was providing safety checks, education and some fun things, too.

Click here to listen to Officer Greg Tassone

Headstart2The event is a fundraiser for Head Start and one parent, Michael, has been working hard soliciting donations.

Click here to listen to Michael

Headstart3Michael’s hard work brought in about 175 dollars in cash and another 175 dollars in gift certificates.

Silver Springs Principal, Marty Matheison, is a strong believer in Head Start.

Click here to listen to Principal, Marty Matheison

Matheison says about 5 percent of his students have children that participate in Head Start at Silver Springs while they attend classes. Students must be in attendance and on campus in order for their children to participate in the program.

It is estimated the Trike-A-Thon and Fall Festival raised over 700 dollars for Head Start at Silver Springs.

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