What’s Happening: Soap Box Derby Rollin’ Down the Parkway; Mt. Si Food Drive; Kids Perform with Mount Si Cheer at Half-time

**UPDATE: September 27, 2013, 2:15PM:  Bummer, but safety does come first. Saturday’s Challenge Series Race has been canceled because of expected adverse weather conditions. Due to the weather forecast and related safety issues with the race car operations, the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary was forced to cancel the race. The rotary will try and reschedule the event next month.**


Rollin’ down the Parkway!

After the roaring success of its inaugural event last year, Life Enrichment Options (LEO) and the Rotary Club of challengeraceSnoqualmie Valley are hosting the 2nd Annual Challenge Series Races on Snoqualmie Parkway from 9AM to Noon, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

The Challenge Series Races are a popular yearly event for families with special needs children, providing a way for those families to enjoy a fun day surrounded by other families of special needs children, as well as supportive community members.

Flying down the Parkway, the races allow those with disabilities (5′-2″ or under, and 130 pounds or less) a chance to experience the thrill of a soap box derby-type race while riding in a car piloted by a developing driver. An awards ceremony along with lunch provided by Frankie’s Pizza completes the morning of fun.

There are two race sessions: 9 – 10:30AM and 10:30AM – 12PM – and there are still openings for special needs riders. Participants must register in advance by emailing becky.kitz@lifeenrichmentoptions.org. For more information about LEO, go to www.lifeenrichmentoptions.org.


Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry

Volunteers from the local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are distributing fliers in most North mtsifoodbankBend, Snoqualmie and Fall City neighborhoods this week and will then be collecting needed items for the Mt. Si Food Bank starting at 10AM, Saturday September 28, 2013.

People can place donated items in bags on their front porches before Saturday morning and members of the church will pick up donations, delivering them to the food bank.

Volunteers will also be collecting donations at the North Bend QFC on September 28th, from 10AM – 3PM.

 Needed Items:

  • Canned foods
  • Packaged foods
  • Grains
  • Flour, sugar, salt, cooking oil
  • Fruit leather
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit cups
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo, deodorant
  • Diapers, formula, baby food


Mount Si Mini Cheer Camp for Elementary Age Kids

This is always a fun event for participants, especially because the end result of the camp is performing during half MountSiCheertime at a Mount Si home football game.

Registration deadline is just one day away, so interested families are urged to sign up by Friday, September 27, 2013.

The camp runs October 1st – 3rd in the Mount Si High School commons, capped by a performance with the Mount Si Cheer squad at the October 4th varsity football game.  The cost is $45 per child.

Visit the Mount Si Cheerleading website for more information and to register for the camp.

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