Service project a success

To the Times of Ti:

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and express a huge thank you to Jamie Harrington and all of the young ladies of the Royal Winter Pageant. On Saturday, Nov. 2, they completed a community service project by asking for donations to support the Kiwanis-sponsored Ticonderoga BackPack Program at Stewart’s, Walmart, Rite Aid and Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union. The backpack program provides additional food and nutrition to local area children by sending them home for the weekend with backpacks filled with shelf-stable, easily prepared foods.

This community service project was a huge success. The ladies of the Royal Winter Pageant raised $1,174.51 for the backpack program. This amount is more than enough to provide weekend backpacks for seven eligible students throughout the entire school year. One hundred percent of all donations to the backpack program are used to buy the food for the backpacks. Thanks to the support we have received from the Royal Winter Pageant and other generous donors, we have been able to grow the backpack program from 30 to 90 participating students in less than one year.

Thanks again to everyone associated with the Royal Winter Pageant who made this community service project such a big success. We would also like to thank everyone in our community who supported the young ladies by donating. We thank you, but the kids and their families thank you even more!

John Bartlett

Ticonderoga Kiwanis

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