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Readers Say Thanks

New Castle Cub Scouts collect more than 6,100 pounds of food

The New Castle Cub Scouts would like to thank our fantastic community for once again supporting our world-class food drive. This year about 1,900 homes donated more than 6,100 pounds of food to our local LIFT-UP. That's over three pounds of food per household. We know that some people missed out on donating, but please feel free to drop off at one of the LIFT-UP pantries or thrift stores. Hunger is a year-round challenge.

Our motto is to always "do our best," so we expanded our food drive for people to include the wildlife rescue organization Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation. If you have any frozen meat (except pork and prepared food like sausage) or fish, please contact them at 970-876-5676. Clean out your freezer now.

On behalf of the Scouts, I would like to thank all the kiddos, their friends, siblings and parents, plus the extra volunteers that stepped in to help pull this off this year. Thank you to the local adults, Coal Ridge High School national honor society, Riverside Middle School kids, LIFT-UP volunteers, and the friends of the wildlife rescue that made this possible.

It takes a village to raise a child. If you have a boy or girl that would like to make a difference in our community, contact John Harcourt, New Castle Cub Scouts, Pack 221, at 970-984-0288.

John Harcourt

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