ABOUT TOWN: Help Fight Hunger
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HAPPY ENGAGEMENT: Congratulations to Stoughton’s Lisa Mindick on her engagement to Mark Nuccio. Mazel Tov to the happy couple!
RESOLVING TO FIGHT HUNGER: Peg Carbone's New Year's Resolution is to eliminate hunger in the Town of Stoughton. To this end, she is offering to pick up donations, large or small, from offices and homes every Thursday in Stoughton. All goods will be donated to St. Anthony's Free Market food pantry. The shelves are very low and the need is great. One item, a bag or box can be picked up.
Carbone only asks that it be a non-perishable item, with an unexpired date. Put her to work wiping out hunger! Carbone tells About Town: "I've lived in Stoughton 14 years. For the last two or three years I've heard the pantries need help in this economy. I'm a busy realtor. I belong to Immaculate Conception Church. It took me awhile to discover the food pantry that they sponsor. I started bringing food there every week. I bring my grandchildren so they realize there is something beyond themselves. It occurred to me that if everyone in Stoughton would give just one item, hunger could be wiped out here, and we could give to other towns. That's where the idea came from. It's been very successful. It should be a community effort. I'm hoping for a great response. In addition to food donations, I've collected over $600 in checks for the St. Anthony's Free Market."
Carbone also pointed out that some Stoughton children are not getting the proper nutrition: "During school vacations, many of the children remain hungry. They get their meals at school, breakfast and lunch. It's something else to think about."
If you'd like to donate food or funds, call Peg at 508-889-1385 or email her at email@example.com.
TOY STORY BY THE POOL: What a cool idea. Float around in the pool and watch a movie on a giant inflatable movie screen! The Striar Old Colony YMCA presents the 3rd Annual Flick ‘N Float on Friday, January 28, with the movie “Toy Story” starting at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $10 per family for members; $25 for non-member families. I’d suggest not ordering popcorn, however. The chlorine won’t help the taste! For more information, call 781-341-2016.
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