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Posted: February 25, 2014


Rio Grande Sponsors 'Formal' Fun Walk Saturday

Students will collect canned goods and wear formal attire during the two-mile walk, then donate the food and clothing to those in need.

For more information on the formal wear clothing bank, contact Kristine Moore at or Jean Baca at or call RGHS at 873-0220.

The public is invited to put on formal attire and tennis shoes and walk two miles around the Rio Grande High School track Saturday, March 1, to benefit the Roadrunner Food Bank and APS students in need.

The Rio Grande High School JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) is hosting the "Formally Fighting Hunger" walk from 9-11 a.m. at the high school track, 2300 Arenal Road SW. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and to walk in formal wear (gowns, jackets, ties, etc.) The food will be donated to the Roadrunner Food Bank. Walkers are being asked to donate the formal wear to a clothing bank that students created for those who need such items for school dances and other events.

APS students can contact JAG sponsor Kristine Moore or Rio Grande Activities Director Jean Baca to make make an appointment to try on the clothing. The gowns and other items can be borrowed, kept or traded by the student in need.

This is a community service project designed and implemented by the JAG I, II and III students. JAG is funded by a grant-funded program that helps students graduate on time and then move into post-secondary education, full-time employment and/or the military directly after high school, said sponsor Kristine Moore.

Skills such as business etiquette, resume writing, interviewing, and public speaking are taught and community service is mandatory for each student. The program also follows up on each graduate for a year, making monthly contact with them to ensure they are being successful in the path they have chosen.  This is the third year for JAG at Rio Grande.

MQ from KISS 97.3 will provide a live remote with music and Dion's Pizza is providing water for the two-mile walk Saturday.

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