FOR THE LAST 18 YEARS, the Injectors Car Club of Sandpoint has been donating money to the community and having fun doing so! According to Club President Gary Vanhorn, nearly $40,000 has been donated over the years to various local charities including Bonner General Health Community Hospice, Toys for Tots, Community Cancer Services, Bonner Community Food Bank and the Senior Center, just to name a few.
The proceeds they donate are raised through their annual Injectors Car Show, an event that will take place this year on September 9 in Downtown Sandpoint. “This is the reason we do the car show each year,” said Vanhorn, who has served as club president for the last nine years, “so we can give money to the charities.”
WHAT SOCIAL SKILLS do you think today’s teenagers need to learn? Integrity? Empathy? Communication? In a world in which the consideration index seems to have plummeted, how can adults help to instill these crucial traits into our children? What if it were your job to do so? What would you do if you had 85 teenagers and six weeks to teach them social skills? How would you do it? Luckily, we had an idea.
We wanted to rock our students’ worlds with kindness—for themselves and for others. The solution: Give unto others.
It may sound a little bit strange, but at one local public school, Forest Bird Charter School, students spent more than a month serving others while simultaneously studying core classes.
SUCCESS. ASK SOMEONE TO DEFINE IT, and you will not get the same response twice. When it comes to coaching football, Sandpoint High School Head Coach George Yarno, Jr. said success does not come in the win-loss column; it is helping boys grow into young men who exhibit good moral character.
Coach Yarno has grown up around football. His dad, George Yarno, Sr., played professional football for 13 years; 11 in the NFL and two for the USFL.
“My dad played for Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Houston and Green Bay,” said George, Jr. His uncle, John Yarno, also played professional football with the Seattle Seahawks before going onto the USFL.