Kids in first through fifth grades can celebrate the New Year at a sleepover party at the Ashland Family YMCA, 540 YMCA Way.

Kids in first through fifth grades can celebrate the New Year at a sleepover party at the Ashland Family YMCA, 540 YMCA Way.

A pizza dinner, swimming, a spring floor, games, basketball, music and dancing, and movies and popcorn will be available during the celebration. A continental breakfast the next morning also will be included.

The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, and end at 9 a.m. New Year's Day. For more information, call 541-482-9622.

On Dec. 15, the Kiwanis Club of Ashland distributed vases of flowers to each of the nearly 70 residents of the Linda Vista Care Center. Along with the flower arrangements, a personalized holiday card, prepared by the AHS Key Club, was handed to each resident.

Berniece Monning and Sandy Kuykendall, Kiwanians, prepared the floral arrangements. Jeanne Walcher, Kiwanis president, and Ron Parker helped to hand out the flowers and cards.

Each year, similar visits are scheduled with the residents of Linda Vista on Valentine's Day, May Day and Thanksgiving.

Ashland Kiwanis provides support to many programs for children and others throughout the community. To learn more about Kiwanis, call 541-488-5032.