The Golden Backpack Program, which provides food for children and their families during the school year, will officially expand to offer a mobile food pantry.
Named the Snack’N Wagon, the service will begin on July 1. The wagon will serve weekday lunches to any child 18 years or younger.
he wagon will be making two stops a day:
• Fox Hill Apartments, 17611 West 16th Ave., 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
• Mountainside Estates, 17190 Mt. Vernon Road, noon to 1 p.m.
The program is made possible through a partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies, and the Federal Summer Food Service Program.
Three volunteers are needed at each location, every day. For more information, or to volunteer, contact volunteer staff coordinator Judy Maxwell at email@example.com
Golden Ward 4 Councilor Bill Fisher announced via Twitter that he will not be running for re-election. His term expires in January 2014.
“As a nurse and public health advocate, I look forward to continuing progress on health and other issues. As a parent, I look forward to seeing my kiddos on Thursdays. So ... Thank you,” the statement read in part.
In the same statement, Fisher endorsed Laura Weinberg to take his place.
Weinberg’s campaign website is lauraforgolden.com.
The Golden Music Festival (formerly Summer Solstice Music Festival) is an annual tradition at Clear Creek History Park, featuring music, food, and fun.
This year, the festival has been extended over three days — June 14, 15, and 16. The festival is a fundraiser for Golden History Museums’ programming and exhibits.
The festival is held in the grassy natural hillside amphitheater at Clear Creek History Park, and will feature a variety of live bluegrass, folk, and Americana music, including the music of Russ Chapman, as well as hometown group Chris Thompson and the Coral Creek String Band.
Golden History Museums website www.goldenhistory.org includes more information and a link to purchase tickets, or call 303-278-3557.