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Fundraisers ongoing at high school

BOLTON LANDING - Citizens of Bolton as well as students and parents of the Bolton Central School community are asked to save their returnable cans and bottles for this weekend's school fundraiser.

On Saturday Ocr. 24, the Class of 2013 will be holding a bottle drive on the school's lower soccer field and the students will be collecting deposit bottle and cans between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Throughout October, people can drop off their cans in marked receptacles at Dave's Market and the Town's transfer station for the fundraiser.

The Bolton Central ninth graders are also involved in a Yankee Candle fundraising event through Nov. 4. All items will be delivered before the Holiday season arrives.

The students thank participating members of the community for their continuing support.

Young students learn fire safety

Held in earlier this month was Fire and Safety Prevention Week in which Bolton Elementary School students learned how to prevent fires and protect themselves and other family members in case one occurred.

The week culminated with a field trip to the Bolton Firehouse. This year, the West Glens Falls Fire Co. was on hand with an educational smoke trailer. The unit is designed like a miniature home and has an onboard smoke system that smokes up a room to educate the children about the fastest way to escape a smoky environment.

In addition, the children had an opportunity to follow a smoke maze. Firefighters with full turnout gear were in the building with the students, so they learned what a rescuer looks and sounds like during a real emergency. The children also had the opportunity to hit moving targets with fire hoses, and toured the fire trucks and see how some of the fire equipment operates. The field trip to the firehouse is always the highlight of the annual program for the students who get to ride on a real fire truck for the return trip to school.

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