Home front – Nov. 3

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Youth at least 16 years old are invited to create a video on the dangers of texting and driving as part of a Canadian Automobile Association contest. The Practice Safe Txt video contest is open to high school and post-secondary students. There is no fee. Students will post their videos online and then can vote for their favourites. The top 10 submissions then compete for a $3,000 cash prize. Prizes will also be given to finalists, plus for those who vote for their favourite videos. Videos must be no longer than 90 seconds. All entries are judged based on positive, accurate messaging, creativity and artistic merit. Entries are being accepted at CAA.ca/safetxt until Sunday, Nov. 13. For more information about distracted driving or to experience a distracted driving simulation, visit DistractedDriving.caa.ca.


The Hub on Ross believes one path to profit could be through the stomachs of its benefactors. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Red Deer chapter will serve a soup luncheon at the Hub on Ross Street to raise money for United Way’s 2011 campaign. Admission is $5 and the group is looking for people to help make soup and to donate beverages, buns and cookies. Call 403-340-4869 to learn more.


Blackfalds Farmer’s Market will include gifts for the local food bank during its Early Christmas sale on Monday, Nov. 14. Everyone who brings a non-perishable food item or a cash donation will receive a ticket for a door prize. Tickets are to be matched at vendor tables to win prizes. The sale runs from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Blackfalds Community Hall. Visit Blackfalds Farmer’s Market online at www.blackfaldsagsociety.com or call manager Tristina Branconnier at 403-302-7935 to learn more.


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