- The Attic Angel Association donated a total of $50,000 to support Dane County programs that help prepare children for school. They donated $22,000 to the Rainbow Project, which hires therapists to assist children in preparation for 4-year-old kindergarten. It donated $15,000 to the Whole Family Readiness Program at the Goodman Community Center, the goal of which is to build positive parent and school connections in cooperation with the Madison School District. A $13,000 donation was made to the Literacy Network’s Kindergarten Readiness Program to assist low-income Latino children. In the spring the association will award additional grants to Dane County nonprofit organizations to support at-home visits for kindergarten readiness. Applications may be found online at www.atticangel.org (click on “volunteer organization,” then “gifts to community”) or call 608-662-8900. The deadline is Sept. 15.
- Throughout the school year, McFarland High School will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening. The first event is a pig and corn roast before the homecoming game on Sept. 21. For details about upcoming events, check the McFarland High School website at www.mcfarland.k12.wi.us/mhs.
- The Madison Central High School Class of 1944 will meet for a reunion luncheon at noon on Sept. 26 at the Elks club, 711 Jenifer St. For more information, call Bev Schwartz at 608-241-0298.
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