Rent Your Fun this Summer

6/8/2022

Summer kick-off fun and rentals in San Juan County, and the Mental Wellness Resource Center wins an achievement award. This story is sponsored by Man Cave Barber and SunRay Park and Casino

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With summer well on its way, San Juan College Outdoor Equipment Rental has everything you might need to plan your next summer adventure. The Farmington Police Department invites families to join them on Farmington lake to kick off some summer fun, and the Four Corners Mental Wellness Resource Center is recognized with an award. You're watching the Local News Network, brought to you by Man Cave Barber and Sunray Park and Casino. I'm Wendy Graham Settle. Join the Farmington Police Department and Farmington Fire Department at Farmington lake on Saturday, June 11th. The police department is hosting the family-friendly event, which will include a super-soaker course, dunk tanks, a bouncy house, and more. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and helmets for a bicycle safety course. Officers also will offer tours of Farmington lake, some canoes and life jackets will be provided but individuals are also encouraged to bring their own water equipment and life jackets to follow the tours. The event will be from 11 AM to 3 PM and the lake access fee will be waived during that time to encourage attendance. Hula Honey will sell shaved ice and the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter will have furry friends available for adoption. To learn more about Day at the Lake, visit fpdm.org. Summertime in the Southwest often means outdoor activities. San Juan College Outdoor Equipment Rental Center can get you set up for your next adventure. The equipment rental center has a selection of paddleboards, camping equipment, rafts, mountain bikes, kayaks, disc golf sets, and more, all with the option of single or multi-day rentals. Center offers rates based on the type and length of rental and will answer any questions you might have about use, places to go or what to try next. To learn more about the college's equipment rental center and to view rental options and pricing, visit sanjuancollege.edu and search outdoor equipment rental. The San Juan County Mental Wellness Resource Center received an achievement award from the National Association of Counties. The award recognizes innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. The Mental Wellness Resource Center opened in November 2020 with the goal of connecting individuals with mental health resources, including counseling, addiction treatment, transportation, and assistance for those experiencing homelessness. Staff are trained to help with applications for housing programs, childcare support, financial assistance, and more. This achievement award is the 12th award San Juan County has received from the National Association of Counties. To learn more about the Mental Resource Center, visit sjcconnect.net. Registration is open for the Four Corners Professional Women's Summit this fall. The summit, on October 13th, has a selection of speakers and topics focusing on reinvention of self, community and family. Early bird registration is $75 before August 31st, and regular registration will be a $100 after September 1st. Registration closes on September 30th. The cost includes an evening networking event on October 12th, lunch on the 13th and a summit tote bag. To learn more about the event, speakers and to register, visit professionalwomens-summit.com. That's it for this week's roundup. Thanks for watching. I'm Wendy Graham settle.

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