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Friday Brings Lights On Afterschool Event

They’ll be keeping the lights on after school in the Riverbank Unified School District this week.

On Friday, Oct. 20, the district’s Project A.C.T.I.O.N. (Afterschool Care Together In Our Neighborhoods) is hosting its 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool event. The festivities will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at California Avenue Elementary School, 3800 California in Riverbank.

The after school program plays an important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Officials said the RUSD is committed to keeping the lights on and doors open after school for the safety and success of youth. Lights On highlights three significant program contributions: keeping kids safe and healthy, inspiring kids to learn, and relieving working parents of worries about their children’s activities during afterschool hours.

Among the dignitaries expected to be on hand for the Friday afternoon program are District Superintendent Dr. Daryl Camp, Mayor Richard D. O’Brien, council member Darlene Barber-Martinez, council member Cal Campbell, and school board trustees. Riverbank Police and Fire Department members hope to make an appearance as well, with local business leaders and educators also on hand to support the afterschool program youth.

The event will feature fun and engaging activities, informational booths from local businesses, food and more. For more information, contact Consuelo Magallon at (209) 869-0468; or Monica Villarreal at (209) 968-9503,

Project A.C.T.I.O.N. has offered the afterschool programs in Riverbank for the past 18 years.