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Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer

Free program assures kids get to eat during the summer
May 14
10:28 2018

Throughout the school year, local children are assured of at least two nutritious meals a day via the schools’ breakfast and lunch programs, regardless of their family situation. But, during the summer, regular meals aren’t always guaranteed, especially for families with low incomes.

That’s where the local school district steps in and continues to offer free and affordable lunches for children and their families. The Breckenridge Independent School District will begin its Summer Feeding Program on Tuesday, May 29.

Breakfast and lunch will be served for free to all children 18 years and younger. If parents or family members wish to eat as well, the cost for them is $2.30 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch.

All meals will be served at the Breckenridge High School cafeteria, 500 W. Lindsey St.  Serving times for breakfast are 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals will be offered on Monday through Thursday from May 29 through June 28; and on Monday through Friday from July 30 though Aug. 13.

The program is part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Nutrition Program and is offered statewide by local sponsors.

For more information, call your child’s school or the school district office at 254-522-9600.

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QUILT SHOW The Breckenridge Fine Arts Center’s 2018 Quilt Show opened May 8 and will continue through June 29. The BFAC is located at 207 N. Breckenridge Ave. and is open to the public.

BHS GRADUATION The Breckenridge High School Class of 2018 will graduate at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. The ceremony will be held in the BHS Athletic Facility (aka the “new gym”).

BRECKENRIDGE AIRSHOW The 21st Breckenridge Airshow will take place May 26-27 at the Stephens County Airport. For more information, visit the website www.breckenridgeairshow.com.

KIDS SOAP MAKING CLASS The Stephens County Extension office will offer a Soap Making Class for kids in grades 2-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Extension office, 2622 Highway 180 East (at the intersection of State Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 180). The fee for the class will be $35 per student, and the class is limited to 15 kids. Attendees will need to take a sack lunch. For more information or to register, call Sumer Russell at 254-559-2313.

BATTLE OF THE BADGES BLOOD DRIVE The Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host a friendly competition between the Breckenridge Fire Department, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office and the Breckenridge Police Department via a blood drive. Those donating blood can do so in the name of one of the three emergency offices. The blood drive will take place over three days at three different locations: Thursday, June 7, 1-5 p.m., First National Bank; Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stephens Memorial Hospital; and, Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First National Bank. For more information, call Sherry or Les Strickland at 254-522-1959.

NON-PROFIT SCHOOLS MEETING The Breckenridge Independent School District will hold a meeting for private, non-profit schools and home schools with tax-exempt status. Participants will discuss available funding to eligible private school students and the conditions for participating in programs paid with Title I, Part A funding. The meeting will be at the BISD Administration Building Board Room, 212 N. Miller Ave., at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7. For more information, contact Molly Johnson, BISD director of curriculum and instruction, at 254-522-9600.

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