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July 9, 2014

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTER — For July 10

Neighborhood group issues another food challenge

Here we come again, mmmm-mm-mm ... catch us if you can, mmmm-mm-mm.

Yes, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association is once again issuing a challenge to all other neighborhood and homeowners association. We’re not going to rest on our laurels of winning the food drive challenge to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries for the last two years, and plan to do even better than the more than 900 pounds we collected last year.

It’s not just the fact that we want one more tree — a generous donation from Walnut Ridge that goes to the winning association, but the realization that so many families in Clark County, families that you may well know, depend upon the safety net of the CLM food pantry. We wish we could say the need is dwindling. It is not.

The drive will end during National Night Out on Aug., 5, with the weigh in to take place at CLM, 213 E. Maple St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Please come to the warehouse door on Maiden Lane, reached from either Wall Street to the west or Locust Street to the east.

If your particular organization would prefer, money can be donated rather than nonperishables, with every $2 collected equaling one pound of food.

For more information about the Center for Lay Ministries, visit centerforlayministries.org. If you have questions about the food drive, contact CLM at 812-282-0063.

Catch us if you can!

— Deborah Henderson, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association

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