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Public invited to participate in Red Nose Day fundraiser

 

News from Polson Walgreens

POLSON – Red Nose Day is a charity started in the U.K. by famed movie director Richard Curtis to end childhood poverty. Comic Relief and the Red Nose Day Fund have raised over $1 billion since they were founded 30 years ago. Some of the charities that benefit from the fund include Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Health Fund, and Feeding America.

Walgreens customers have donated over $28 million in just two years to support the Red Nose Day Fund. Polson Walgreen Manager Jen Ruggless is asking the people of Polson and surrounding areas to help them raise $5,000 this year to help with the cause. Noses can be purchased inside the Polson Walgreens, or in bulk at Walgreens.com. Cash donations of any size are also welcome at the store. Just a reminder that 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to the Red Nose Day Fund.

Participants are asked to show their spirit by taking a picture of themselves or their team wearing their red noses. Pictures will be featured on the store’s “Wall of Thanks” through June 1. Red Nose Day is May 25. 

“We would be so thrilled if you could help us achieve our goal by then,” Rugless said. “Thank you and happy fundraising.”

 

Learn infant massage for free

 

ST. IGNATIUS — The Parents as Teachers program of the Lake County Public Health Department is sponsoring an Infant Massage class at The Nest on Friday, May 5, from 1-3 p.m. Mary Gertson, LMT, will demonstrate techniques and show parents how to massage their own babies if they would like to.

There is limited space so you must call 406-883-7209 to reserve a spot. The Nest is located at 410 St. Mary’s Drive in St. Ignatius.

The PAT program is a free, voluntary program that provides twice monthly home visits with age-appropriate activities for children from birth to age five; developmental screenings; and information and referrals to area resources. Women may be enrolled in the PAT program as soon as they are pregnant, which many moms-to-be and dads find to be very helpful, since babies don’t come with a manual. In addition to the home visits, monthly gatherings such as this one are open to all parents of young children 0-5.

For more information and/or to sign up for this activity, call the Lake County Health Department at 406-883-7209.

 

Community picnic on tap

 

POLSON — Please join the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition, Polson Farmers Market, and the Lake County Council on Aging at Farm Road for Local Food for All: A Community Picnic on Saturday, May 13, from 1-6 p.m. Farm Road is a rural gathering place for food, art, community and family. The picnic with feature a pop-up art show, a taste of local fare, music, vendors, and a silent auction. Proceeds will increase food access to all at farmers’ markets in the Mission Valley and support the Double SNAP Dollar program. Plated dinner will be served from 3-4 p.m. and local beer will be available to purchase. Individual tickets are $20 and a Family of four ticket is $75. The event will take place at 35060 Mud Lake Trail. Vendors are welcome. Please contact Shay at shay@missoulacfac.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

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