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Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports
School to serve free meals in summer
Fremont County School District 25 is providing free meals to children while elementary summer school is in session.
This summer, free breakfast and lunch will be served Monday through Friday from June 9 to June 27 and Monday through Thursday from July 14 to Aug. 8 at Rendezvous Elementary School, 413 N. Fourth St. W., in Riverton.
During these summer school sessions, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. There will be no meal service on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like District 25 to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. There are no income requirements or registration. Any child from 1 to 18 years of age may come to eat, even if they are not attending summer school.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, District 25 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
For more information, call Rendezvous Elementary School at 857-7070.
Arapaho art show reception Tuesday
The Wind River Hotel and Casino will host a reception for the 2014 Northern Arapaho Experience Summer Art Show at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hotel lobby.
Artists Myron Friday, Robert Martinez, Elizabeth Ridgely and Eugene Ridgely Jr. use their work and voices to portray the Arapaho culture. The art show features oil paintings, drawings and hide paintings.
The art show will be on display throughout the summer in the Northern Arapaho Experience Cultural Room, which is located in the hotel lobby.
The Northern Arapaho Experience Song and Dance also will offer free dance performances at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Entertainment Room.
Dancers of all ages and styles will perform.
For more information, visit windriverhotelcasino.com.
RHS hosting Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society wants Fremont County residents to joint the fight against cancer by participating in this year's Relay for Life on Friday and Saturday at Riverton High School.
A survivor lap will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner of cake and ice cream to follow. Other activities include the luminaire and survivor/caregiver ceremony.
This year, the Wind River Hotel and Casino is getting a head start on the action with "Miles for Love." The business's employees and their families can pledge to walk a certain number of miles each day. Participants who walk the most miles before Friday will win a prize.
For Miles for Love organizer and cancer survivor Alvina Aragon, having employees from Wind River Hotel and Casino take part in the event helps raise awareness of a disease that has hit tribal communities hard. According to the American Indian Cancer Foundation, cancer has become the leading cause of death among American Indians, with lung cancer being the most common.
"A lot of our own tribal members have been getting it," Aragon said. "Over the years, it has gone up severely."
For more information, visit relayforlife.org/rivertonwy.