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3/28/04-East Texas

Local Chapters Kick Off Boys and Girls Clubs Week

The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas kicked off a week of celebration Sunday.

The kids spent the day skating at the Skateplex in Tyler.

President Bush declared this week national boys and girls clubs week. The week long celebration is meant to highlight the programs provided by the clubs.

Here in East Texas there are about 2,400 kids that take part in the programs.

Parents like Kim Gillard said events like the skate day were important in getting the word out to help even more families.

"I think it's very important there are probably a lot of kids out there who are probably latchkey kids who's parents work and don't have the opportunity or don't know about the opportunity of boys and girls clubs."

The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas will be holding events all this week culminating in an open house at all of their East Texas locations Friday.

Online: boys&girls clubs@castlekids.org

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