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Cheryl Senn

by Cheryl Senn


On a recent fall morning, more than 35 children and young adults from the Fresno Break the Barriers (BTB) program, were hosted by the Make a Difference Outdoors program for some assisted fishing at the home of Peggy Mehling, in Sanger. Both BTB and the Make a Difference Outdoors programs are non-profit organizations.

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Back to School Pool Party In Sanger

IN THE August 24 ISSUE

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Six hundred plus backpacks were handed out to Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) students at the third annual Sanger Back to School Pool Party and more than 700 people attended the event. The theme for this year’s party was “We Got Your Back 2013.”

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H.A.M.s, Much More Than A Workout Group

IN THE August 3 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


Their strength is in their numbers and in their like-mindedness, according to Health And Motivating’s (H.A.M.s) workout group founder, Bennett Villarreal. What makes this workout group unique is the fact the workout group members not only work out together, but also volunteer for numerous projects and assist many families in need in Sanger.

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by Cheryl Senn


A Flag Retirement Ceremony is a new addition to this year’s Sanger 4th of July Summer Spectacular. The spectacular will take place, on Thursday, July 4, on the Sanger High School sports field, at 1045 Bethel Avenue, in Sanger, and gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk (9 p.m.).

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Sanger Sober Grad

IN THE June 15 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


Attendance at the 2013 Sanger High Sober Grad event was more than double the number of students who participated in 2012, according to Sanger High Sober Grad organizer and Sanger High teacher, Sara Smith. This year 170 students participated, but in 2012, only 82 students participated. The location had a lot to do with the increase in attendance.

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Earth Day Kings River Clean Up

IN THE April 27 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


More than 360 pounds of refuse and more than 60 pounds of recyclables were picked up by more than 200 volunteers during the recent Earth Day Celebration Kings River Clean Up, organized by the Sanger Boys & Girls Club. The number of community groups participating in the third annual event has increased each year, according to the Unit Director of the Sanger Youth Center Boys & Girls Club, Tammy Tucker. “I spoke to the Kings River Conservancy and we both agreed there was more people this year compared to last year.”

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by Cheryl Senn


More than 60 people attended the Kings River Conservancy’s (KRC) North Riverside Park and Incubator House grand opening on March 16. Speakers and guests in attendance included John Thompson, Resources Manager with the County of Fresno, David Orth, General Manager with the Kings River Conservation District, Louie Long, Environmental Resources Manager with the Kings River Conservation District, Deborah Lapp, vice-president of the Board of Directors with the KRC, and California State Assemblyman Henry T. Perea.

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by Cheryl Senn


Perfect weather, streets adorned with seasonal blossoms, more than 1,000 run participants, 80 car show entries, and more than 75 arts, crafts, and food booths, created a successful 25th Annual Sanger Chamber of Commerce Blossom Day Festival, Run and 6th Annual Blossom Festival Car Show.

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by Cheryl Senn


More than 90 people from the Sanger, Reedley, Orange Cove, Kingsburg, Selma, Fowler, Fresno, and surrounding areas, attended the 25th Annual Fresno County Blossom Trail Opening Ceremony recently. This year the ceremony was held in Sanger and hosted by the Sanger Chamber of Commerce and City of Sanger, in cooperation with the Fresno County Blossom Trail Committee.

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Snow In Sanger

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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With tons of snow and an additional weekend to enjoy it, the second annual Christmas Fest took place in downtown Sanger last month.

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by Cheryl Senn


Cleaning up along the Kings River and boosting the river’s rainbow trout population are projects which are being worked on collaboratively by the Kings River Conservancy (KRC) and the Kings River Fisheries Management Program (KRFMP), along with help from local volunteer groups like the Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) and the Tenaya Middle School Wildlife Club.

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Sanger Council PTA Winter Roundtable Luncheon

IN THE January 5 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


The Sanger Council Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosted a Winter Roundtable Lunch in which 11 of the 13 Sanger schools, Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) administrators along with PTA, Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) and other parent booster club representatives attended.

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Sanger Rotary Club Senior Christmas Lunch

IN THE December 22 ISSUE

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by Cheryl Senn


The Sanger Rotary Club’s 34th Annual Jim Craig Memorial Christmas Luncheon to honor the area’s senior citizens recently took place at the Sanger Community Center. In addition to the traditional free holiday lunch, seniors were entertained by Latin pop star Marilyn Fernandez. Santa visited with seniors while assisting with handing out Christmas gifts to winning ticket holders.

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by Cheryl Senn


With the simple tools of crochet and knitting needles, four volunteers from the Sanger Chat ‘N Sew group have created more than 500 knit caps for boys and men participating in the Teen Challenge of Southern California (TCSC) rehabilitation program.

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