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Anti Drug Program Due For Cardozo
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The Drug Store Project will be staged by local law enforcement agencies this Friday, May 1 on the Cardozo Middle School campus, Police Chief Bill Pooley told Riverbank City Council members on Monday. Akin to the Every 15 Minutes program aimed at preventing driving under the influence and reckless driving among teens, this is a program calculated to deter early drug use among sixth graders and illustrate its consequences in lurid detail, Pooley said. The program will run from 9 a.m. to about noon.

In another staff announcement, Parks and Recreation Director Sue Fitzpatrick said the first walk-in swimming class registrations will be this Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until noon at City Hall. The popularity of the swim instruction program is bound to produce a line of applicants stretching out the door.

Local organizer Al Veldstra reminded residents the Riverbank Relay for Life is planned for May 30 and May 31 from 8 a. m. until 8 a.m. at the Riverbank High football stadium. Last year's event raised more than $40,000 to fund research against cancer. The event is open to all whether they participate in the relay teams or not. There will be music, games, food and good fellowship, he promised.

Next Wednesday, May 6, will be the date for Local Government Day at City Hall when about 25 students from Riverbank High and Cardozo Middle schools shadow city officials to discover what they do from day to day and then hold a mock City Council meeting in chambers. The event will run from 8:30 a. m. until about noon or 1 p.m.

On a lighter note, there were reports somebody put soapsuds in the new city fountain at the intersection of Callander Avenue and Patterson roads. Public Works Director Dave Melilli commented the fountain and city entrance sign will have to be protected by a fence of some sort. Although the fountain has been in operation for several weeks, City Manager Rich Holmer suggested there should be some kind of official opening ceremony and he will come up with a couple of proposed dates.