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Gypsum sponsors Ropes Challenge in B'ville

This will be the 13th year the Baldwinsville Police will offer local youth the one-day community service program called the "Ropes Challenge."

As in past years, Gypsum Wholesalers has made a commitment to the Baldwinsville community and its youth by donating the money for this highly attended event. This program is held primarily at the Baldwinsville High School facility where they have their own Ropes Challenge course. The school's advisors will also put the participants through team building exercises and challenge the individuals on the high ropes course.

The youths will attempt to overcome individual fears through participating in challenging obstacles that will build mutual trust and self-esteem. Lunches will be provided for all involved. The group will then be driven to Community Park where they will meet their families for an outdoor barbecue. After dinner, there will be entertainment and sporting activities with prizes awarded.

There is no cost to the participants or their families and all food, beverages and event shirts will be supplied. All that is asked of the youth is a willingness to participate, with the possibility that they might learn something new about themselves and others.

Sign up now for Ropes 2009 by calling the Baldwinsville Police at 635-6808. If there are any questions, ask for either Officer Chrissy Allen or Officer Robert Thibault. The program is available to both boys and girls from 13-18 years of age that attend school. There is a limited amount of spots available, so call now as village residents will be given preference if sign ups exceed program capacity.

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