ASTRA donates to HopeWest
Dustin Ownbey, treasurer for the ASTRA Club of Delta, hands Lynn Shirk, HopeWest’s community development coordinator of Delta County, a check for $378.50 to go towards HopeWest’s Child & Teen Program which helps children have positive and healthy venues to deal with the grief of losing a loved one. The ASTRA Club raised the funds at its 11th annual day-before-Thanksgiving bake sale in November. At their Jan. 7 meeting the club members enjoyed an informative presentation by Shirk that described the HopeWest program. After the presentation, members voted to give the funds as a means of kids helping kids. ASTRA is a community service organization for youth between the ages of 12 and 25 under the auspices of Altrusa International. Membership in ASTRA provides youth the opportunity for involvement in their community as well as eligibility for scholarships on both the local and the international levels. For more information contact Amanda Twamley at 640-7389 or Angela Ownbey at 874-0642.