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Newsfront - August 29, 2008

Teaching kids to vote

Get out the vote! is museum's latest message

Danville Mayor Candace Andersen is calling all children 12 and under to get out and vote - not for the Danville Town Council or even the next president of the United States, but for their favorite flavor of ice cream or gelato.

The young voters can enter an actual polling booth on loan from the Contra Costa Elections Office and vote for the frozen flavor they like best, as part of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley's latest exhibit, We the People, A Century of Political History in the Valley, 1900-2000. Children who participate will be rewarded with a coupon from the recently opened Gelato Classico next to Lunardi's.

Besides giving children the opportunity to vote, the exhibit highlights the early politics of our area. It includes historic campaign buttons, photos and other memorabilia from national, state and local campaigns that took place over this 100-year period in the San Ramon Valley.

We the People runs through Sept. 27. There is no charge for admission but donations are encouraged at the Museum, located on the corner of Railroad and Prospect avenues in Danville. Call 837-3750.