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June 23, 2021

Community Spotlight: Health agencies teach CPR

Health agencies teach CPR at Girl Scout event

Members of the San Benito Emergency Medical Services Agency, Public Health Division, American Medical Response and Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital offered a learning station at the Girl Scouts 100 year celebration at Bolado Park on March 10. The station included a video presentation demonstrating hands only CPR. Follow the event, the Girl Scouts were able to practice what they learned on mannequins while being coached by healthcare professions.

“It was so incredibly exciting to see the young girls so willing to jump in to learn how to save lives,” said Marcie Morrow, the emergency medical services coordinator for San Benito County.

Hollister native listed on Dean’s List

Tracy Danielle Hopkins, of Hollister, made the Dean’s List for the autumn quarter 2011 at Seattle Pacific University. Students on the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.

Fashion Show a successful Pet Friends fundraiser

More than 200 guests gathered at the Pet Friends Fashion Show and Fundraiser luncheon a few weeks ago. The event featured a luncheon, a fashion show and a video of some of the residents of Pet Friends, a no-kill animal shelter that houses cats and dogs.

During the lunch, the organizers offered a raffle for 75 gift baskets and a silent auction for items such as a birdhouse, original paintings, wine tour and tastings as well as wine and glasses. Nancy Ann Coffaro and Barbara Ament assembled the baskets with help from a few other volunteers. Many businesses donated to the event, including Santa Barbara Bank and Pietra Santa. Many other local businesses also contributed.

The proceeds of the event will go to the direct care of the animals staying at Pet Friends, including some animals who are staying at Pet Friends for life as they have not been adopted.

Scentsy buddies donated by local to Stanford Hospital

Allacyn Spears and Bree Koehler and their daughters, (Emma & Tyler) sit amongst the fifty Scentsy Buddies they took to the Stanford Children’s Hospital this month in the picture above.

Allacyn dedicated the Buddy Drive to her dad, Allan Biesemeyer, who is currently fighting lymphoma. They were representing their Scentsy Team, “Team AllaScents,” whose efforts in fundraising made the scented stuffed animals available. The animals were presented to the children of the hospital so that they could have a friend during and after their hospital stay. We are all thankful to everyone who made the gifts possible.

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