If you want proof of the power of how the Mariachi program in the Wenatchee School District changes lives, all you need to do is talk to students who are involved, hear their stories and discover how they want to make a difference in the community and in the world.
Yasmeen Cardenas, 15, and her brother Alberto, 5, pretend to be brush their teeth during a demonstration by Dr. Cleo, a mascot for Molina Healthcare. It’s the second year for the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council’s Summer Food and Fun program, which takes place Wednesdays through Aug. 10 at the Wenatchee Community Center. The free event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features breakfast, activities, group presentations and a lunch to go. For more information and a schedule, visit cdcac.org/summer-food-and-fun or call 662-6156.
Glen Prosser with Prosser and Sons of Spokane, takes apart playground equipment at Kenroy Elementary School on Tuesday, getting ready to move it to the opposite side of the school. He says he has worked on play areas for 35 years. "I've been assembling them so long that I'm taking out what I've put in," he says.