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Readers say thanks

Your New Castle LIFT-UP (Life Interfaith Team on Unemployment and Poverty) food bank gives a very grateful thank-you for all the donations throughout the year and especially through the holidays.

Students from Elk Creek and Kathryn Senor elementary schools with Kristin Greenstreet, Riverside Middle School with Terry Aragon, other teachers and parents brought more than 2,400 cans and packages.

The Scouts with JoAnne Bowden and parents worked diligently to bring around 40 bags, and Alpine Bank and customers collected about 15 bags of food.

The library continues to accept donations for us.

The Lions Club put extra thought into giving food items we had not yet received.

Coal Ridge High School students with Kelly Lake assisted our dedicated Angel Lady, Patti Schaffner, in many, many hours of planning, distributing, gathering and organizing the 135 Angel gifts.

Thanks to all who picked the Angel names from the tree and returned the gifts.

Our sincere appreciation to St. John’s Episcopal Church for allowing us time and space for distribution of the holiday food and gifts.

All the volunteers are our greatest asset.

Our New Castle community and its generous residents have helped a lot of struggling families with holiday meal bags.

LIFT-UP continues to give support on a regular basis at our location on Fourth Street next to the New Castle Museum every Wednesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for anyone who needs a little assistance. Happy New Year.

Betty Arthur and Virginia VonDette

New Castle

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