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Angel Society gives $17,200 to benefit youth programs

 

Last updated 3/21/2013 at Noon

Members of Fallbrook High School varsity and junior varsity girls water polo teams are, top row from left, Emma Thomas, Coach Sean Redmond, Jordann Heimback, Kelly Paldino, Delaney Schueneman, Mackenzie Kuran co-captain, Aimee Steen, Kim Beier, Lily Janey, Ariana Young, Mackenzie Montgomery, Claudia Oppermann, Jessica Lang; bottom row, from left, Audrey Woodsum, Arielle Guerra, Kirsten Dowden, Chelsea Sommer co-captain, Andrea Sepulveda co-captain, Emily Lindsey, Morgan Brown, Savannah Dawkins (asst coach), Taylor Dowden, and Jazmine Patterson.

FALLBROOK – A total of $17,200 in donations were awarded to local organizations and schools representing a wide variety of programs for children by the Angel Society of Fallbrook at its February meeting.

The sum of $3,000 each was awarded to:

• Fallbrook Community Center – to sponsor its summer day camp for children that offers sports, games, educational activities and field trips.

• Fallbrook Music Society – to support its youth music education program assemblies, which expose students to music appreciation and cultural understanding of music and its origins, reaching over 8,000 students.

• Rally For Children – for Arts in the Park – to underwrite the cost of a professional puppeteer, professional magician, live reptile event, and art supplies at the upcoming annual event.

• REINS – to the therapeutic riding center for it’s first-ever gift matching campaign.

The amount of $2,500 was donated to Fallbrook School of the Arts for sponsorship for children’s programs and the Jr. Wildlife Art Show. Awards will be presented on May 3.

The Angel Society also donated $700 to Sullivan Middle School’s music department to help sponsor students for the Disneyland competition at the Music in the Parks Educational Festival. All four shows choirs will attend with their jazz band.

The following organizations received $500 each:

• Bonsall Fallbrook Little League – to assist with full or partial scholarships for youth in need. This league provides a fun and safe environment where boys and girls ages 4 to 14 can learn fundamental baseball skills as well as honesty, teamwork, cooperation and responsibility.

From left, Patti Johnson, a sustaining/life member of the Angel Society presents a $500 donation check to Fallbrook Girls Water Polo Booster Club president Julie Steen in support of FUHS girls water polo. Johnson is Steen

• FUESD San Onofre School – in support of an overnight stay for fourth grade students on two tall ships at Dana Point to participate in the Ocean Institute’s program, plus a visit to Mission San Juan Capistrano.

• FUHS Girl’s Water Polo program – for equipment and for upcoming tournament costs.

• Potter Jr. High – to support a summer Computer Mentor Training program for seventh grade students, which will introduce them to computer programs and equipment in order to help them throughout high school and college.

The Angel Society of Fallbrook raises funds through the operation of its all-volunteer run Angel Shop, a thrift shop on Main Avenue. For more information, visit http://www.theangelsociety.org.

 

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