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Darin Driscoll of TVR, Inc. Joins The Board!

We are very excited to announce that we have welcomed a new member to our board of directors! Darin Driscoll acquired a technical degree from Universal Technical Institute in 1985, with an emphasis in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). In 1994, Mr. Driscoll founded TVR Inc., an Idaho HVACR company located in and serving the Treasure Valley. Through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Driscoll grew TVR from a 1 employee operation into a thriving local business that now employs over 80 Idahoans and has a fleet of nearly fifty vehicles.

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Oct. 27: Trunk or Treat & Halloween Carnival at the Moseley Center

Come dressed in your Halloween best for the annual Garden City Police Dept and Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County Trunk Or Treat and Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 27th from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Moseley Center in Garden City (610 E 42nd St)! This annual community event is FREE to attend! We have a wonderful time each year making sure all children have a safe and happy Halloween. We can’t wait to see what creative trunk designs and costumes show up this year!

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Quest Groups Volunteers at the Moseley Center

Last week, volunteers from Quest Groups came and spent a fun-filled afternoon at the Moseley Center in Garden City. The volunteers split into three groups and ran three different activities. Teens learned about jobs in the tech industry and answered trivia questions to earn fun prizes.

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Boys & Girls Club Members Go To Bogus Basin!

Thanks to Together Treasure Valley, more Boys & Girls Club members got to experience new special attractions at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Members had a great time playing on the bungee trampoline, inner tube sliding, rock climbing, playing laser tag and field games, exploring with compasses, and getting a lesson on the cycle of water.

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Teens Against Tobacco Use

Have you ever jogged in place while singing “Happy Birthday” and then tried to breathe through a straw? If you have then you might have learned first-hand what it might be like to live with COPD, one of the many side effects of smoking. The Meridian teens learned that very lesson when our friends from Tatu and the American Lung Association in Idaho stopped by for a visit.

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Oct 26: FREE Pop Up Health Clinic in Garden City

FREE community health event! Community agencies will be on hand to provide: fluoride varnish for kids, flu shots, tobacco cessation assistance, hearing screenings for kids, blood sugar testing, mental health screenings and counseling, haircuts for kids, massages, mobile food pantry, book give away, and other activities for kids.

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First Teen Night of The Year

The Moseley Center had its first Teen Night of the year on September 29th. The festivities started at 7:30 and went until 10:00. Teen Night is open to all current teen members and they are able to bring one guest.

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Oct 7: El Korah To Host Free Health Screening For Kids Under 18

Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, El Korah Shriners will be hosting a FREE screening clinic for children under 18 at our Meridian Club (911 N Meridian Rd). This event is to identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn/scar care. El Korah treats children with bone/joint/muscle issues, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, scoliosis, and more. Full details available at: http://www.elkorahscreening.org

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Oct 1-Oct 31: Team Up For Kids at Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up for kids. Join the effort through purchasing a sauce or seasoning bottle where $1 from each bottle goes to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, or dine-in during our annual ALL STARS Fundraiser October 1–31 where you can show your support with a pinup for $1 or more or get a limited edition wristband (while supplies last) for $5 or more. With your support, we can help change the game.

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Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund to Help Hurricane Victims

More than 157 Clubs – which served an estimated 45,000 youth – were in the direct path of Harvey. An additional 400,000 youth that Clubs serve were in the direct path of Irma, while Clubs in Puerto Rico – like the rest of the island – are still without power. There are 13 Clubs in Puerto Rico that served 15,000 kids. 

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