Have you found yourself staring up at our PQ street banners thinking, “Cute kids, but what is Voices for Children?” Voices for Children is a local organization that matches foster kids with volunteer Court-Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs.
I hear you asking now, “What’s a CASA?” CASAs represent foster children in court, in school and in the community. They can make all the difference in the life of an at-risk foster youth.
The Town Council hopes our banner program can bring some attention to Voices for Children in its mission to match foster children with CASAs.
So next time you find yourself staring at one of those cute kids on the banners, ask yourself whether you have a few hours a month to give to improve the life of a foster kid. Contact Voices for Children today to find out more about what it takes to become a CASA.
Come learn how you can help with early reporting of potential wildfires as a Volunteer Fire Watcher for Black Mtn and the PQ Canyon Preserve while taking walks in our community.
Firesafe Council can only be effective with lots of community participation and volunteers. We hope to see you there.
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Happy 4th! Big thanks to the PQ Rec Council for the wonderful fireworks show at Westview HS last night. There are lots of potential fireworks viewing spots tonight and fun activities during the day, including this one from the Rancho Bernardo Community Council:
The 4th annual Patriotic Pet Contest takes place this morning from 9:30-10:30am during the Spirit of the Fourth events at Webb Park in RB by the stage area. Registration begins at 9 am. This fun filled event gives your furry, feathered, and scaly friends an opportunity to show off their true patriotic colors, with goody bags given to all particpants. Reptiles, dogs, cats, rabbits and any other pets may participate in the event, be it in costumes, dyed fur, or other colorful means to show off their July 4th spirit. Channel 8 newscaster Larry Himmel will once again be judging the contest. Don’t make your pet sit home on such a wonderful day – give them a chance to show off their patriotism! All participants receive a goody bag. Winner will be a guest in the parade later on in the day. You do not have to be an RB resident to participate so come join the fun. All pets must be properly restrained. Prizes have been generously donated by Kahoots in Rancho Bernardo as well as K-9 Dog Park in Escondido. Soooo, who’s coming with their pet???
Due to the fireworks at Westview HS tomorrow night, the regular 1st Thursday of the month Town Council meeting has been moved to next Thursday, July 10 instead. Same place, same time. See you there!
We’ve captured a few fun moments from the First Responder BBQ from last weekend below. New SDPD Chief Zimmerman was there, as was Councilmember Kersey, and of course, the guests of honors– the full crews from Fire Stations 40 and 46!