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Mammoth lakes October Community Blood Drive!!
We're looking for Volunteers to help staff this year's Blood Drive on October 21-23 at Fire Station #1, sponsored by Mammoth Lakes Sunrise and Noon Rotary, and Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.
And if you can donate blood (like our resident Vampira, Kathy Copeland), October is "SPOOKTACULAR DAYS" month: all presenting donors will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Gift Card! And donors receive vouchers for Ben & Jerry's, the Second Chance Thrift Shop and the Whoa Nellie Deli!
Schedule your appointment by phone or online at http://www.BloodHero.com/
Click on Donate Blood and enter the sponsor code SNOW.
As always, "Fang" you very much for your help! (Insert comically sinister LAUGH here!)
Halloween in the Trails!
As we do every year, DSES will be at Mammoth's annual Halloween in the Trails from 5-8:30 p.m. selling popcorn, cocoa, hot cider and coffee! Volunteers can simply call the office and sign up to help. We'd love to have you along. It's an event that's so much fun, it's SCARY!
DSES Lengthens Its Stride
Strider bikes add to program's adaptive equipment roster
DSES Summer Programs Director Laurel Martin, Lynn Morton, DSES Director of Outside Operations Mark Spieler, Don Morton and DSES Paralympic Program Coordinator Maggie Palchak - Andy Geisel Photo
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra gratefully took delivery at the end of September of four new Strider bikes for its cycling programs. DSES received two 12-inch models and two 20-inch models, which were a generous donation from June Lake locals Don and Lynn Morton, owners of Sierra Crest Real Estate.
The bikes are unique in that they have no pedals or gearing, one of the advantages being that they are good for certain adaptive students, such as those with Down Syndrome. The bikes are also an alternative to tricycles for those learning how to ride.
Lynn and Don first became aware of the bikes two years ago when they encountered a family with a three-year old riding one on Lower Rock Creek. While the Morton's are an authorized Strider-brand dealer, they said the goal is really to give the bikes away to June Lake local kids under age five. "We get to meet the kids in town, and after all they are the future of June Lake," Don said.
"It's great to have these bikes," DSES Paralympic Program Coordinator Maggie Palchak commented. "We've been eyeing them for a while and the Morton's donation gives us increased ability to make cycling available to everybody."
DSES's Strider bikes made their debut October 1st afternoon during the organization's weekly cycling group program in Bishop.
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