Thursday, August 19, 2010

Donut Contest at Juvenile Hall





Contest winner gets own donut creation by local bakery AND sampled by award ceremony participants


Who:    Michael D. Antonovich, 5TH District County Supervisor;

             Donald H. Blevins, Chief Probation Officer                 


When:   Friday, August 20, 2010 at 1:30pm


Where:  Camp William Mendenhall Juvenile Detention Facility

    42220 N. Lake Hughes Road

    Lake Hughes, CA 93532

              (Thomas Guide Page 4101 F-5)


Inspired by “National Donut Day,” Operation READ teachers engaged students in a research and literacy activity that ultimately led to a donut-creating contest where youth were challenged to create an amazing donut, name it, and describe the ingredients as well as give the inspiration for its creation. 


A winning donut has been chosen by Supervisor Antonovich and will be announced on Friday by Chief Blevins. The winner wins free tickets to Magic Mountain and will have his/her winning donut baked by a local donut store owner. Free samples of the winning donut will be provided for all in attendance—MEDIA PERSONNEL INCLUDED.  


Operation READ is an award-winning program aimed at building reading comprehension, writing, and grammar skills for incarcerated youth in Los Angeles County’s Probation facilities.  Last year, Operation READ’s academic mentors provided almost 3,000 youth with 78,600 hours of tutoring.


Photos of winner may be taken. For more information about Operation READ and its programs, please contact Gail McFarlane at (562) 940-3547. 


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Kerri Webb

Public Information Officer

Los Angeles County Probation Department

9150 East Imperial Hwy.

Downey, CA 90242

(562) 315-3388


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