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Trapped in a bubble

Contributed photo Kelsey Snead (above) is trapped in a giant bubble by other "Kids in the Community" volunteers.1 / 2
Contributed photo "Kids in the Community" participants and WesMin RC&D representatives (left) prepare to demonstrate bubbleology August 6, the evening before the rummage sale, in front of the Knights of Columbus in Alexandria.2 / 2

Tastefully Simple's community service program, Kids in the Community, sponsored a garage sale on Saturday, August 7 at the Knights of Columbus building in Alexandria.

More than $400 was raised, with the proceeds going to WesMin Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D).

WesMin RC&D is a nonprofit involved in projects that preserve and protect natural resources, encourage economic and community development, enhance public safety, and promote environmental responsibility.

For example, WesMin participates annually in Children's Water Festivals in Douglas, Pope and Stevens counties. WesMin conducts a session called "bubbleology," which teaches basic water chemistry and emphasizes environmental responsibility when it comes to water resources.

It also gives hundreds of children a chance to be trapped in a giant bubble.

During set up the day before the garage sale, WesMin representatives conducted a mini-bubbleology session in the parking lot of the Knights of Columbus building to give the Kids in the Community organization an illustration of one of the many projects they are involved in with youth education.

Kids and adults took turns "inside the bubble."

Ralph Peterson, WesMin RC&D president, said, "I wish to thank Tastefully Simple and the Kids in the Community Program for their generosity and support. Thanks to their efforts, WesMin will continue to assist with projects and programs that help youth learn about wise use of natural resources and protection of our environment."

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