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Anti-trafficking activist to speak

POLSON – Those of us living in western Montana may think our communities are far removed from the problems of sex trafficking. Grace Manchala, featured speaker at the Friday, May 26 meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club, will prove this is not the case. She has worked as an anti-trafficking activist in Montana since 2013 and was instrumental in the passage of a bill through the 2013 Montana legislature that increased the legal age a teenager is considered a victim. Since 2004 she has counseled sex traffic victims and collaborated and coordinated with pastors, lawyers, law enforcement and the families of victims in several Asian countries and the U.S. to raise awareness of the reality of this issue.

The meeting will be held at the Polson Rural Fire Department building on Regatta Road near the fairgrounds beginning at 12 noon and adjourning at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in learning about this societal threat is welcome to attend.

Golf raffle winners drawn

POLSON — Susan Evans, one of the organizers and volunteers of the Soup’s On Kitchen, put together and held a drawing for two one-year Polson Bay Golf Course memberships. Raffle tickets were sold to raise funds in support of the Soup’s On Kitchen ongoing effort to serve a free homemade soup lunch every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Winners of the Soup’s On raffle were: Melanie Brooks, a Polson resident, and Lisa DiGiallonardo. Each won a one-year membership to Polson Bay Golf Course. Thanks go to the City of Polson, the Polson Bay Golf Course Executive Board for authorizing the memberships and PGA Director of Golf, Roger Wallace.

Thanks also go to the volunteers who sold the raffle tickets and those who showed up for the drawing.

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