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      Scholarships an option for babysitter's training classes

      Amarillo Red Cross Chapter had a class of 10 girls for its Babysitter's Training course.

      T he Amarillo Chapter American Red Cross offers babysitter's training classes each month to children 11-15 years old.

      Executive Director Steve Pair said the class helps build confidence to hold, feed and care for infants . Participants also learn first-aid skills while working one-on-one with lifelike babies for an entire day .

      E ach class is $65 and has a maximum capacity of 12 participants.

      Pair said, "T hanks to the United Way in Amarillo and Canyon we also have scholarships for low to moderate income families that will cover the complete cost of the class."

      The chapter's next class is scheduled for March 15, 2014.