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Children from The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver get a closer look at Panda Express’s mascot during the holiday party.

303-773-8313 303-773-8313 SERTOMA GUN SHOW January 18th: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 19th: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Colorado Springs Event Center at Rustic Hills 3960 Palmer Park Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 Call for reservations: 719-630-3976

Denver Boys & Girls Club receives Panda Express grant

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’m Anastasya, a lovely, almost a twoyear-old, spayed female with a cute little dot on my cute little pink nose. I’m litter box trained, friendly with both adults and kids, and use my scratching post like a good kitty should. I’m pretty

close to ‘purr’-fect, so come adopt me soon! I am at the Dumb Friends League, 2080 S. Quebec street, Denver and my ID# is A612105. To see my other furry friends available for adoption, please visit ddfl.org.

Panda Express celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2013 by donating a total of $100,000 to The Boys & Girls Club of America and 20 select local clubs across the country. The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver will receive a $3,000 grant to help give local youth the “Gift of a Great Future.” Along with the donation, Panda Express catered a holiday party for more than 500 kids on Dec. 19 for The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. After the delicious Panda Express meal, the kids enjoyed a visit from Panda’s mascot. “The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver depends on contributions from our community to provide enriching after school activities and safe facilities for thousands of young people in the metro Denver area,” said President and CEO John Arigoni. “The support we receive from Panda allows us to provide critical after school and summer programs aimed at preparing youth for future success.”   Panda Restaurant Group Inc., parent company of Panda Express, is committed to becoming recog-

Melanie Lara, Vladimir Lara, Walter Lara and Irene Lara enjoy the holiday party with Panda Express’s mascot. The party was catered by Panda Express.

nized as the world leader in people development. To honor this vision, Panda has partnered with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. “Panda is humbled to have celebrated the end of our 30th Anniversary year by giving back to our communities,” said Peggy Cherng,

co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Restaurant Group. “Panda’s vision to become a world leader in people development is shared by The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We honor their work with this donation and are pleased to help the youth of our community.” The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver is located at 2017 West 9th Avenue, Denver, and can be reached by calling 303-892-9200.

Anastasya Start 2014 out right

Adopt a cat tonight! During the month of January, you can adopt a cat, one year and older, for just $10 at the Dumb Friends League.

At the Dumb Friends League, all cat and dog adoptions include spay/neuter, a microchip ID and initial vaccinations. Visit ddfl.org to see all adoptable animals looking for good homes.

Ulysses Ramirez, Ismael Almeida and Juan Diego enjoy the meal catered by Panda Express. The Boys & Girls Club received a $3,000 grant from the restaurant chain to help give local youth the “Gift of a Great Future.” Photos courtesy of Lauren Bruschi

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