Constitution class Saturday

September 10, 2013 

'The Making of America' seminar, presented by former police officer and teacher Rick Dalton, will be held 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at Yosemite New Life Church, 40390 Junction Dr., Oakhurst.

Dalton recently retired from teaching high school history and economics at Heritage Academy in Mesa, Ariz.

"As a former law enforcement officer and constitutional educator, who is actively involved in civic affairs, I firmly believe that the solutions to most of the problems we face in America can be found in the words and precepts of the Constitution itself," Dalton said. "Our purpose in conducting our seminars is to educate the people, who in turn, can help to urge and enact Constitutional solutions to these problems in every walk of life. The principles in the Constitution made us the first free people in modern times and the envy of the world."

Two years ago, Teri Gambril of Coarsegold, purchased and delivered Constitution educational packets from the National Center for Constitutional Studies (, to Mountain Area schools to be used for Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Last year, others joined in this effort, forming the 'Constitution Committee.' Bill and Madeline Jacquot of North Fork donated more pocket Constitutions and educational packets (which include a DVD and teachers guide) that were again distributed to all the Mountain Area schools.

The eight-hour, Making of America Seminar is sponsored by the committee and costs $10 per person, which includes a 35 page workbook.

Free admission is being offered to teachers, first responders, clergy, elected officials, active military and anyone that wants to come who can't afford the fee.

Details: Sharon Holley, (559) 683-4683,

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