Americans holding book, food drives

By The Tri-City HeraldDecember 31, 2013 

The Tri-City Americans hockey team has partnered with the Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia, Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Second Harvest to hold an annual book and food drive.

Those attending the hockey game scheduled on Friday, as well as on Feb. 7 or March 7, are asked to bring new or gently used books to donate or food donations for Second Harvest.

All book or food donors will be entered into a raffle to win a full-color Nook donated by Kadlec. There also will be a Kindle raffled off at each of the three hockey games.

Flashing lights installed near middle school

Kennewick has installed flashing beacons on Fourth Avenue at Highlands Middle School to help students cross the street safely.

The signals will further alert drivers to the 20-mph speed limit when students are arriving at or leaving the school and help crossing guards, a release said.

Completion of the Highlands project means every middle and elementary school in the Kennewick School District and within the city limits has flashing beacons. The district and a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission paid for the project.

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