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Raffle supports camps for kids with diabetes

Raffle supports camps for kids with diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association is sponsoring a raffle with the funds to be used to benefit its annual summer camps for Montana youth and teens with diabetes.

Raffle winners can claim a Polaris 300 Xplorer ATV valued at $4,968 or a snowboard package including boots, bindings and upgradeable board.

Tickets are on sale through Jan. 15. The drawing will be Jan. 16 during Team Bozeman's Winter Open House in Bozeman.

The summer camps - Camp Diamont and Teen Retreat - provide teens and youths with hiking, horseback riding and swimming opportunities. The children also make friends with others who face the same challenges that come with having diabetes. Diabetes care is included in the daily activities.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the ADA at 1-800-232-6668 or 761-0908.

The project is sponsored by Team Bozeman Motorsports, Polaris and Bob Ward and Sons of Bozeman. Winners need not be present during the drawing.

n Camp Fire Boys and Girls' annual awards dinner will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St., in Missoula.

The dinner will feature Butte's famous homemade pasties and a "decadent" dessert buffet. Entertainment will be provided by guitarist Chris Lane.

Tickets are $3.50 per person and $10 for families of four or more. Call the Camp Fire office, 542-2129, by Jan. 8 for reservations.

n A Missoula group will visit northern Brazil March 17 through April 6.

Sponsored by The Friendship Force of Western Montana-Missoula, the participants will visit Recife and Belem and stay with host families for a week in each city.

After those visits, the group will fly to Manaus on the Amazon River for 3 1/2 days of touring.

The trip is part of annual exchanges with other groups worldwide under the sponsorship of The Friendship Force International.

People interested in participating in this exchange should contact exchange director Robert Weidman at 549-7793 as soon as possible and no later than Jan. 4.

Monday - 12/28/98
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