JROTC programs field teams for exercise-based fundraiser

By From page A1 | February 25, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Cadets from the Junior ROTC programs at three Fairfield high schools will field teams for the Yippie Tri-For-Fun fundraiser Saturday at 24 Hour Fitness.

Participants will take part in a modified triathlon that includes a 200-yard swim, a 5-kilometer run/walk and a 15-mile spin class. It’s open to anyone who is 12 years old or older, whether or not they are members of 24 Hour Fitness.

The Armijo High School JROTC team includes Ryan Crone, Kam’ryn Duhan, Vishav Singh, Gabriel Sipin, Jesse Marin-Chicas, Ethan Wilsoncook and Anna Robertson. Fairfield High School’s JROTC team members are Trevor Conyers, Nathan Scholl, Donald Bowman-Banks, Anthony Roofner Ramos, Dammoni Quinney, Grecia Mora, Kalea Kaloi and Michelle Reynolds. Vanden High School’s JROTC team includes Tebria Reich, John Stevenson, Jeremiah Taylor, Shane Wright, Darlene Bugado and Sean Perkins.

Registration for the Tri-For-Fun event closes Tuesday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation, which offers job training and experience to participating youth at the yogurt shop located at 1955 W. Texas St., No. 4, in Fairfield.

Yippie Yogurt is a job training and work experience program of Yippie Foundation, a 501(c)3 local charitable nonprofit. Yippie is an acronym for Youth Initiating Professional Preparedness In Employment.

The event takes place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24 Hour Fitness, 1519 Gateway Blvd., at the Solano Towne Center mall in Fairfield. To register, visit www.YippieYogurt.org. For more information, call the 24 Hour Fitness club manager at 421-7247.

Crab feed fundraisers continue this week

VACAVILLE — Community groups continue the season of crab feed fundraisers this week with events scheduled in Vacaville and Benicia. This week’s offerings include:

  • Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center’s fourth annual crab feed, 6 p.m. Friday, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meal includes all-you-can-eat bread, salad, pasta and crab. For more information, call 449-8996 or go to www.alphaprc.org.
  • The Solano County Democratic Central Committee’s 47th annual crab feed is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Portuguese Hall, 140 W. J St., Benicia. It includes a dessert auction to benefit the Rio Vista Democratic Club. For tickets or information on the dessert fundraiser, call Dana Dean at 280-3038 or email [email protected] For crab feed tickets, go to https://secure.actblue.com and search for Solano County Democratic Party.

Local governments schedule meetings

FAIRFIELD — A number of local governmental agencies have business meetings on the calendar this week to conduct the public’s business. Those meetings include:

  • Solano County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Tuesday, County Government Center, 675 Texas St. 784-6100 or www.solanocounty.com.
  • Rio Vista City Council special meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, City Council Chambers, One Main St. 374-6451 or www.riovistacity.com.
  • Oversight Board of the city of Vacaville Successor Agency, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Vacaville City Council Chamber, 650 Merchant St., 449-5100 or www.ci.vacaville.ca.us.
  • Fairfield-Suisun School District Governing Board, 6 p.m. Thursday, 2490 Hilborn Road. www.fsusd.org. 399-5000.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 25, 2013 - 7:16 am

    JRROTC in Solano County isn't producing enough officers. Most of those kids will never be commissioned. My son reported that one of them was caught smoking pot in Vanden's restroom. The cirriculum needs to be revamped and beefed up to properly prepare prospective Military Officers for their careers. The first thing these kids need to learn is that the US has been embroiled in a conflict on average every 10 years and future outcomes are not assured or guaranteed.

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