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News from the Springfield Family Center

During winter months on days when the weather is poor, the Springfield Family Center is closed. Notices will be posted on SAPA-TV and WCFR. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The United Methodist Church hosted the Winter Community Dinner, sponsored by the Association of Springfield Area Churches and the Springfield Family Center, on Jan. 23. Some 370 meals were served. This is the highest number of meals ever served at a Community Dinner. Thank you to the Methodist Church for hosting and to all the volunteers that made the event such a success.

The Food Shelf is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m., on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-2:15 and from 10-noon on Saturday. The Food Shelf is closed during our daily meal from 11:30-12:30. The Center is open to the public on this same schedule.

A nutritious meal is available weekdays and Saturdays from 11:30-1. Congregations from the Springfield Area Churches provide the Saturday lunch.

The Center is a day shelter for the homeless. Laundry service, a shower and access to a telephone are also available.

A brochure is available containing all of the above information and more, printed at low cost by the Graphics Arts Program at the Tech Center.

Our website, www.springfieldfamilycenter.org, was built by Jacob Rouillard, a student in the Graphic Arts Program at the Tech Center. His teacher Betty Barrett was invaluable as an advisor and it was great to have access to this opportunity for the Family Center. It was a great experience for both parties and resulted in a good end product. Thank you.

We are fortunate to have many financial and in-kind supporters. Thank you to Doris Higgins for her donation this week of a set of drinking glasses.

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