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Dog Days Have Just Begun With Senior Project Fair

Riley Hardison and Rebecca Hardison with one of their little friends (courtesy R. Hardison)

OAKHURST — Yosemite High School (YHS) will hold its annual Senior Project Fair on Tuesday, May 28 in the YHS cafeteria from 6-8 p.m. This rewarding event is put on every year by YHS teacher Rebecca Hardison and, this year, Hardison will be aided by her daughter, Riley Hardison.

YHS Senior Project Fair

The uplifting Project Fair showcase is designed to highlight the effort behind the students’ community-based senior projects, which require a minimum of 20 hours of documented volunteer time in order for each student to graduate. In preparation for this culminating night, the Class of 2019 has decorated visual boards to show off their achievements. The program is free to attend and is fun for the whole family.

Some students chose to design their senior project to benefit the Animal Compassion Team (ACT) and Fresno Humane Animal Services, a cause close to the Hardisons’ hearts.

“I will be holding adoptions at this event — we’ll have puppies and adult dogs looking for their forever homes,” says Riley, adding that all the dogs are fixed, microchipped and up-to-date on all vaccines.

Reptile and Pet Expo

If you don’t find your forever furry friend at this year’s senior showcase, fear not: this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 1 – 2, ACT will be out at the Fresno Fairgrounds for the Reptile and Pet Expo.

According to Riley, “this family-friendly event is so much fun — the day is full of cool reptiles, rodents, dogs, and cats and there are also shows put on featuring sloths, alligators, and so many other animals for kiddos to watch!”

Entrance to the Reptile and Pet Expo is $12 for adults, $8 for children 3-12, and free for any child under 3 years. Parking for the event is free.

For more information on Adoptable Dogs and Cats, check out Riley’s adoption Facebook page or the ACT website.

For more information on the Pet and Reptile Expo, visit their website.

 

 

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