Monday, July 23, 2012
About 65 soon-to-be kindergarteners honed safety skills at week-long school run by Kent Junior Mothers.
Numerous graduation exercises are staged each year in Kent, but none are quite as adorable as the ceremony that marks the end of Kent Junior Mothers’ Safety School. Commencement was held Friday at Walls Elementary School for about 65 soon-to-be-kindergarteners who spent the week learning vital safety skills regarding stranger awareness, guns, bicycles, buses, cars, water, weather, railroads, fire, playgrounds and more. The youngsters sported T-shirts in colors representing the elementary schools they will attend this fall: green for Davey, orange for Longcoy, red for Franklin, blue for Walls and Holden and yellow for St. Patrick's School/CDC. Kent Police officers and Kent Fire paramedics/firefighters were among the guest speakers to share …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Event covers costs of volunteer group's annual Safety School
Members of Kent Junior Mothers and other Kent residents gathered Saturday for a night of fun — and fundraising. The Kent Junior Mothers 5th Annual Reverse Raffle, held at the Rusty Nail, raised money for the volunteer group's efforts to operate Safety School for incoming kindergarteners at Kent City Schools. Aside from Safety School, the 66-year-old organization conducts other volunteer efforts throughout the year, including creating and delivering Easter baskets to Kent Social Services, clearing trash and plant debris at Plum Creek Park and providing refreshments at the annual Festival of Lights. If you are a Kent mom and want to make a difference, have fun and meet other moms in Kent, contact Beth Robb for more information on membership …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Volunteer service group helped establish playground decades ago
Members of the Kent Junior Mothers volunteer service group gathered at Plum Creek Park Wednesday evening to pick up garbage and natural debris. The group helped establish the playground at the park and holds and get together each year to clean the park.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
5th annual raffle is club's sole fundraiser for yearly school
It's a little-known secret that Kent's annual Safety School for incoming kindergarten students happens magically each summer thanks to sprite little elves. I'm joking, of course. The Kent Junior Mothers sponsor the annual event, which averages 100 students who come to learn about traffic safety, fire safety, gun safety, bus safety, "stranger danger" and a whole host of other good-to-know topics. Safety School is a monumental effort put on by a group with a membership that's been steadily dwindling over the past few decades. Just how monumental? Stephanie Alexander, president of the all-volunteer Kent Junior Mothers, shared a few eye-opening stats: Why am I telling you this? To drive home the point that it takes a lot of effort and money to…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Kent Junior Mothers wrapped and delivered more than 50 baskets for children in need this Easter
More than 50 children in Kent will have a happy Easter this year thanks to the Kent Junior Mothers. The volunteer service club met recently to wrap and deliver more than 50 baskets to Kent Social Services in time for the Easter holiday this weekend.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Amanda Brown, Trisha Vinyard join volunteer parenting group
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Kent Junior Mothers, in their 66th year, inducted two new members at their meeting on Nov. 16, 2011 at the Roy Smith Shelterhouse in Kent. From left to right are Amanda Brown (new member), Melissa Wallace, Beth Robb (membership chair), Stephanie Alexander (president), Kim Garner (vice president), Barb Barkley (recording secretary) and Trisha Vinyard (new member). Kent Junior Mothers help organize several annual events around Kent, including the Festival of Lights and Safety School. If you are a Kent mom and want to make a difference, have fun and meet other moms in Kent, contact Beth Robb for more information on membership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-472-5565
Monday, June 6, 2011
Annual event is held in July at Walls Elementary School
The Kent Junior Mothers is looking for volunteers to help run the 2011 Safety School at Walls Elementary School July 11-15. For more information, read the press release issued by the group below: Kent Junior Mothers will once again host its largest service project, Safety School, this year at Walls Elementary School from July 11-15th. Safety School is a one-week program that teaches Kent children entering kindergarten vital safety skills regarding stranger awareness, guns, bicycles, buses, cars, water, weather, railroads, fire, playgrounds and more. More than 2,200 Kent children have participated in Safety School since it began over 30 years ago. If your child is attending kindergarten anywhere in Kent this fall and you haven’t already …