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    Westpark Community Center to receive Altrusa donation, April 22


     Westpark Community Center to receive Altrusa donation, story April 22

    The public and media are invited to attend a brief donation ceremony at Westpark Community Center, order 450 West Harrison Avenue in Ventura, doctor on Tuesday, April 22 from 4:30 to 5 pm.  Altrusa International will present a $2,200 check for supplies for the youth center to Mayor Cheryl Heitmann and Councilmember Mike Tracy after a few opening remarks. Visitors may view the center’s many young participants fully engaged in a variety of activity rooms (computer, ceramics, music, boxing and games).

    The Westpark Community Center provides a variety of safe, educational and affordable youth programs and services, such as: homework and tutoring; recreation enrichment; sports; classes and special events.  Westpark specializes in teaching Westside youth about the importance of self-esteem, leadership, good character, responsibility and respect.  Visit www.cityofventura.net/westpark.

    Altrusa International Inc. is a volunteer service organization of professionals dedicated to making communities better through leadership, partnership and service, with a focus on literacy, HIV/AIDS and disaster relief. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world, with chapters or clubs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Bermuda, Ireland, India, Scotland, New Zealand and Russia. The organization’s local chapter has been serving Ventura County for 62 years.

    “Altrusa means leadership and service in action,” said Mayor Heitmann. “We are very grateful for Altrusans supporting of our city’s Westside Community Center and its youth.”

    For more information contact: Mario Robinson, youth services supervisor for the City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships at (805) 654-7807 or [email protected].

    This release is available on the City of Ventura website www.cityofventura.net. –###–


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