Thursday August 17th 2017

Flood of Food begins…

The Rotary Club of Perth’s Flood of Food kicked off a five week run on Friday, April 11th at the Sacred Heart and Drummond Central Schools. Every week for the next 4 weeks food will be collected from 6 participating schools in Lanark County and delivered to the local food banks by Hugh Colton of Town and Country Chrysler.  Thanks to all the people involved in making this food drive a huge success.  What a great job!

In back row from left food The Rotary Club of Perth's drive chair, Jeff Dean, and president David Batchelor, Hugh Colton of Town and Country Chrysler and Sacred Hear teacher Krista O'Keefe, coordinator of Sacred Heart school's Free the Children, We Act team In back row from left The Rotary Club of Perth’s food drive chair, Jeff Dean, and president David Batchelor, Hugh Colton of Town and Country Chrysler and Sacred Hear teacher Krista O’Keefe, coordinator of Sacred Heart school’s Free the Children, We Act team

The 325 pounds of food collected by the students at Sacred Heart was delivered to the Lanark Highlands Food Pantry.  These students also collected $331.51 in cash which included 3,931 pennies.

Drummond Central students with Rotarians Jeff Dean and David Batchelor loading the Jeep with their food for The Table, Perth Community's food bank Drummond Central students with Rotarians Jeff Dean and David Batchelor

The second pickup was from Drummond Central School.  The 375 pounds of food collected was delivered to The Table, the Community Food Centre in Perth.

On May 10th, the Rotary Club of Perth is hosting the Rotary Fest Dance featuring Eddy and the Stingrays.  Each of the schools taking port in the food drive collection have tickets for sale.  Please support this worthwhile fundraiser by purchasing tickets and coming to the dance. Tickets are also available from Best Western Plus Perth.

 

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