Ven­tur­ing out

Youth Ven­tures look­ing for­ward to a busy sum­mer; more par­tic­i­pants en­cour­aged

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - BY VIC­TO­RIA STA­PLE­TON

The Burin Penin­sula Youth Ven­tures Pro­gram hosted their an­nual sum­mer kick-off event, “School’s Out for Sum­mer!” June 28.

Over 200 peo­ple at­tended and the chil­dren cer­tainly seemed to be cel­e­brat­ing the last day of school for the year. Ev­ery­one had an op­por­tu­nity to en­ter their name for var­i­ous door prize draws. As in pre­vi­ous years, do­na­tions were col­lected for the Burin Penin­sula SPCA, rais­ing $131.45, as well as some in kind do­na­tions.

Through­out the event a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties took place. Many busi­nesses spon­sored prizes for the event, with a draw made ev­ery 10 min­utes.

The event also al­lowed par­tic­i­pants to pro­mote their busi­nesses. Am­ber Cox from St. Bernard’s, owner and op­er­a­tor of Am­ber’s Yummy Dog Treats, set up a ta­ble and gave out sam­ples. Other par­tic­i­pants de­cided to come out and vol­un­teer,

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Over 200 peo­ple at­tended the an­nual kick-off event for the Youth Ven­tures pro­gram on the Burin Penin­sula.

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