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RMS students raise funds for family center

Riverside Middle School students participated in a community service day recently and thanks to their efforts, $300 was raised for the Springfield Family Center

Students organized a car wash and a bake sale. The car wash, which was advertised as free, requested donations for the center. The car wash alone brought in donations of $205.

The Springfield Family Center officials were surprised when Hank English donated the Vermont State Inspection for the center's family van.

The center is ready to launch its summer lunch at home program; donations go toward the purchase of milk.

Each Friday, along with the lunches, needy households receive a box of cereal and a gallon of milk for the weekend. Last year, the program served 185 individuals and the hope is to serve 300 this summer.

Springfield children who qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible to participate in the program.

Volunteers are need for the food shelf as well as volunteers who are willing to help in the center's kitchen. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Diana Gould at 885-3646 ext. 1009.

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