My Top 10: Kayla Palmer, Nevada City
Kayla Palmer, an eighth-grade student at Seven Hills Middle School, lists her top 10 reasons to participate in the 2004 Moms on the Mountains benefit hike Saturday, Oct. 9
1. Participating in the event would be like giving Mom a day at the spa! There will be a continental breakfast, pre-hike stretching and post-hike massage at Boreal Mountain Resort, breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, and the scent of pine on the hike. She’ll return relaxed and refreshed (and easy to get along with!)
2. The hike will be good for her health. She can hike to Castle Pass or go the distance to Castle Peak at her own pace. (She needs to stay healthy to keep up with my busy schedule.)
3. She needs an occasional “girl’s day out.” Maybe she’ll invite a friend along (and I can spend time at home with my friends).
4. She can “shop till she drops!” There will be a silent auction and a raffle for prizes. (She’d better bring something home for me!).
5. I can spend the day with Dad. He will take me out to lunch (and to my friend’s house, to my soccer game, basketball practice, the movies … ).
6. The fund-raiser helps us kids keep our arts and technology programs in the Nevada City School District. We’re also in danger of losing music, P.E. and teacher’s aides. (School is much more complete with these programs).
7. It makes me happy to know that my mom and other women will be doing something worthwhile – helping to give us local kids a well-rounded education through fund-raising (while having fun).
8. The event provides an opportunity for people to donate to a good cause and get a tax deduction. Everyone needs a tax break now and then (more money for shopping).
9. It will be fun for her to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Moms on the Mountains fund-raiser event. (I wish I could go, too).
10. Women are TENacious when it comes to maintaining the quality of their kids’ education. Don’t let your mom (or sister, aunt, grandma) miss out on this event – after all, it won’t come around for another 364 days.
Do you have a top 10 list of your own? If you are a western Nevada County resident who wishes to be spotlighted in this feature, contact David Mirhadi at davidm@theunion. com or call 477-4229.
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