A festive atmosphere Monday greeted students and staffers involved with SAFE BASE, USD 257s after-school program, particularly since this year marks the 20th of the programs existence. Participants celebrated the 20-year milestone with cake. Among those organizing an impromptu birthday party were, from left, Leslie Hillbrant, Eileen Wille, Gale Hoag, Chloe Hoag (foreground), Kim Fritsche, SAFE BASE director Angela Henry, Cathy Adams, Ginny Hawk and Stephanie Fees. SAFE BASE kicked off its fall session Monday. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
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