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Western Bowl hosting fundraiser for Aravada West School Foundation scholarships

Western Bowl is hosting a fundraiser for the Arvada West High School Foundation, a newly formed organization that is awarding three Arvada West seniors college scholarships this year. The bowling fundraiser is from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Western Bowl, 10000 Ralston Road in Arvada.

Guests can bowl two games and rent shoes for $10; children 6 and under are free. All of proceeds during this time will be donated to the Arvada West High School Foundation to support scholarships and other programming. There will also be face painting and a silent auction during the fundraiser.

Walk-ins are welcome, but guests can also make a reservation by emailing ArvadaWestHighSchoolFoundation@hotmail.com. For more information about the foundation, visit www.ArvadaWestHighSchoolFoundation.org.

Post office, food bank to collect
donations for Arvadans in need

The United States Postal Service and the Arvada Community Food Bank have teamed up to ‘Stamp Out Hunger” for the 21st year.

The ”Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is set for Saturday, May 11.

Residents can set non-perishable food items by their mail boxes by 10 a.m. May 11 to be picked up by postal carriers and food bank volunteers. Since the food drive started in 1993, postal branches across the nation have collected more than 100 million pounds of food for those in need in many communities.

As children get out school for the summer, many do not receive their free or reduced lunches for the summer months, meaning the need for the food bank is greater. Though the need is greater, the supply is lower as there are fewer food drives in the spring and summer and supply from holiday food drives is nearly depleted. Food collected in Arvada stays in the city by going to the Arvada Community Food Bank to serve those in need locally.

Arvada Police accepting applications
for summer teen academy

Arvada teenagers have the chance to learn about policing directly from officers through the Arvada Police Teen Academy July 15 -19.

Taught by members of the Arvada Police Department, participants in the academy will learn about many aspects of policing including building searches, arrest tactics and criminal law. They will also have the chance to drive a patrol car and process a crime scene. The class runs from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 15-19 at the Arvada Police Department, 8101 Ralston Road. Priority enrollment is given to students from Arvada Senior, Arvada West, Pomona and Ralston Valley high schools as well as Faith Christian Academy students and Arvada city residents. Wheat Ridge High School students may also apply.

Participants must be between 16-18 years old with a valid Colorado driver’s license and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. To apply, teens must also write a short biography or essay expressing why they are intersted in attending the teen academy. Visit www.arvadapd.org and click on the community partnerships/teen academy tabs for an application or call 720-898-6660. Registration is $20. Applications must be received by June 30, 2013.