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‘Soup Loop’ theme of Third Thursday this week

‘Soup Loop’ theme of Third Thursday this week

“Soup Loop” is the theme for Third Thursdays this week in downtown Garden City.

Those who bring canned goods or nonperishable foodstuffs to any one of the six soup stations will receive a special spoon that will allow them to get a cup of soup for $1 at each stop rather than the normal $2. The food items will be distributed to three food banks in Garden City.

The soup line-up, from 5 to 8 p.m., includes loaded baked potato soup at Fresh Bites café, Michelle’s corn chowder at the Corner on Main, the Young Professionals’ green chili at Brown’s Shoe Fit, Vicki’s ham ‘n’ beans at The Architect’s office, Fry Eye Associates’ chili at Wheatfields on Main, and Carole’s chicken and vegetable soup at the Downtown Vision office.

Downtown merchants also will be having inside sidewalk sales launching Thursday and continuing through Saturday.

Summer concert series applications due Friday

Applications for the 2013 Stevens Park Summer Concert Series will be accepted until Friday, along with an audition CD/DVD. Local musicians interested in performing are encouraged to apply.

The concerts are free to the public.

Blank applications may be picked up and completed applications (and demos) submitted at the Garden City Recreation Commission Activity Center or mailed to 310 N. Sixth St., Garden City, KS 67846. Applications also are available for download at on the Dance & Music page.

For more information, call Brian at 276-1200. Selections for the 2013 Concert Series will be made by a committee and announced by mid- to late March.

UMMAM to host toothbrush exchange

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries is collaborating with Finney County Public Library to promote awareness about children’s dental issues. The public is invited to attend the Second Annual Toothbrush Exchange. This free event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Finney County Public Library.

During the event, children are encouraged to bring their old toothbrush in to exchange it for a new one and a goodie bag filled with special treats. In addition, parents can learn when children should have their first dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques and more. UMMAM Dental Clinic Staff will be on hand to teach children and parents the importance of regular dental hygiene and examinations.

 The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association suggest toothbrushes should be replaced every three months, as well as after illnesses like the flu or strep throat. Amber Sellers, Dental Practice

Manager at UMMAM, says, “With the prevalence of flu-like illnesses going around locally, now is a great time to exchange an old toothbrush for a new one.” Adults are welcome to exchange their toothbrushes as well.

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