Lights Stay On For Af­ter School Cel­e­bra­tion

Riverbank News - - NEWS - NEWS PHO­TOS BY RIC MCGINNIS

This past Fri­day, Oct. 20, there was a cel­e­bra­tion hosted at Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue Elementary to bring in­for­ma­tion, re­sources, ac- tiv­i­ties, and fun to the com­mu­nity at the 11th An­nual Lights On and Bi­na­tional Health Week. The Na­tional Lights On Af­ter School event has over 8,000 par­tic­i­pants and fo­cuses on keep­ing the lights on and doors open af­ter school for the safety and suc­cess of the youth.

River­bank Uni­fied School District and Project A.C.T.I.O.N. staff or­ga­nized the event that had sev­eral in­for­ma­tional booths from lo­cal busi­nesses and ac­tiv­i­ties for the en­tire fam­ily along with food and en­ter­tain­ment.

LEFT: The River­bank His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s 1919 Model T Fire En­gine catches the eye of par­tic­i­pants in the an­nual Lights On event at the Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue School cam­pus on Fri­day, Oct. 20. The project of the River­bank Uni­fied School District fo­cuses on keep­ing kids safe and healthy af­ter reg­u­lar school hours.

RIGHT: Stu­dents exit the Fun House smil­ing and gig­gling dur­ing last Fri­day’s af­ter school project Lights On, on the Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue School cam­pus. The fun house, put on by Car­dozo Mid­dle School stu­dents, was one of many ac­tiv­i­ties scat­tered across the school grounds host­ing in­for­ma­tion and ac­tiv­i­ties for project par­tic­i­pants.

LEFT: River­bank Parks and Recre­ation Depart­ment’s rac­coon mas­cot high fives one of the many stu­dent par­tic­i­pants in the Lights On Af­ter School project last Fri­day at Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue School. Stu­dents from all the RUSD schools came to the cam­pus for the cel­e­bra­tion of af­ter school pro­grams in which the district par­tic­i­pates.

Both com­mer­cial and non-profit com­mu­nity groups par­tic­i­pate in the Lights On af­ter school event on Fri­day, Oct. 20, on the Cal­i­for­nia Av­enue School cam­pus. The ac­tiv­ity brought to­gether stu­dents from all the River­bank Uni­fied School District cam­puses to help cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary of the A.C.T.I.O.N pro­gram here.

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