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Alpine School Opens District’s First Organic Kiwanis of Alpine Work in Support of The Community Garden for Students ALPINE — Students cheered at the grand opening of the new organic garden, Friday, April 27 at the Alpine Elementary School in Alpine. The garden aimed at teaching students healthy eating, organic gardening and the importance of exercise was put together by students, teachers, parents and an array of businesses and organizations. It is the first such garden in a new Alpine Union School District program. Three more gardens are planned for Boulder Oaks and Shadow Hills elementary schools and Joan MacQueen Middle School. “We’re very excited,” AES Principal Travis Wall said before the opening at 1850 Alpine Blvd. “It’s been a year since we first planned with Barons Market on a garden. It’s turned out better than we expected.” The district program is sponsored by the Alpine Barons Market at 1347 Tavern Road. The Viejas Casino & Resort and the Kiwanis Club of Alpine donated grants. After the ribbon cutting, students carrying free “farmer’s bucks” lined up to go through the onsite Alpine Barons Student Farmers Market. The youngsters carefully chose purchases from piles of healthy fruit and vegetables. “I really like how there’s a bunch of food and they’re all fresh,” said Emily, a fourth grader. “It’s really cool.” Additional major donors included the AUSD Child Nutrition Department, the AES Parent Teachers Students Association, Janet’s Montana Café, the Alpine Education Foundation, Alpine Fence, Alpine Landscape Materials and Ace Hardware.

ALPINE — Above: Kiwanians Jerry Price and Doug Benson asking for forgiveness at church services, too much wine the night before. Kidding aside, the two are reporting on the Knights of Columbus scholarship fund. Jerry pointed out that the fund has $7 million dollars, Doug pointed out that in the bank there is balance of $7,000. It is rumored that Jerry will contribute the difference. Below: Kiwanian Bob Howell works in the community endlessly and seemingly tirelessly.

Photos: Al Martinez for The East County Herald

On The Cover EL CAJON — Lori Cartmill (lpictured near right), Secretary of Stoney’s Kids Legacy (SKL) and Bonnie Stone (pictured far right), Chair of SKL and daughter of the late ‘Mr. East County,’ Stoney Stone, were among several guests who celebrated the opening of ‘Stoney’s Neighborhood Park’ in the city of El Cajon, Wednesday, April 25. Stone ypassed April 20, 2016. The City of El Cajon honors him with his own park for children. As Stoney always said and is the motto of SKL, ‘Its All About The Kids!’

Photos courtesy of Alpine Elementary School Volunteers and Staff

Cover: Jay Renard Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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