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Letter to the editor

Thanks for help with Rush for Food

September 08, 2010 - Dear Editor,

The Clarkston High School Football Rush for Food committee thanks all who helped make our 13th annual community service project a huge success.

On Friday, Aug. 20 , 165 members of the Varsity, JV, and Freshman teams came together to collect non-perishable food items to help stock the pantry at Lighthouse Emergency Services in Clarkston. The high school teams were assisted in their efforts by the Clarkston Chiefs Youth Football Association who held a drive for personal hygiene items and paper goods.

The teams collected and sorted 4,600 pounds of food and paper/personal products. This is a new record for the event beating last year's record of 4,432 pounds. I think the boys worked harder than ever this year because of the economic crisis our state is in. Most of the boys know of someone that has been touched by hard times this year, and their desire to help was greater than ever.

Special thanks go to the WrightActionPix and Sports Creations for funding the pre-event dinner for the players. Our thanks also go to the Clarkston Athletic Boosters, Clarkston Chiefs and Springfield Township Kroger's for donating supplies.

The committee would also like to thank the CHS football coaches for their support, LuAnn Stohrer, CHS athletic secretary, CHS custodial staff, football players who gave their time to assist those in need, and MOST OF ALL the homeowners who generously donated to make this event such a success.

Thank you to Jennifer Baenziger, Chris Genoa, Jill Goss, Suzanne Gozdor, and Sandy Savoie (chair) for their time and commitment in organizing another successful year. Rush for Food once again proved what a wonderful community Clarkston is to live in!

Ellen Wright, Publicity

CHS Football "Rush for Food"

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