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Feeding the community with 4,972 pounds of food

August 24, 2011 - A line of vehicles driven by Clarkston High School Boys Varsity football players filled the parking lot at Lighthouse Emergency Services in Clarkston, Aug. 19

Along with players from the JV football team they visited neighborhoods around the area and collected donations for their 14th Annual Rush for Food.

After the freshman team boxed up the last of the food, they placed it on the scale to add to the final tally - 4,973 pounds - a new record.

The annual event brings the players together to give back to their community that supports them during the season. The food, along with personal and paper products collected by the Clarkston Chiefs, will go back to the community.

Donations are always welcome at Lighthouse Emergency Services, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They are located at 6330 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston.

For more information, call 248-620-6116.

Watch the gridiron gang take to the field this week in their season opener. The freshman and JV teams host Rochester Adams on Thursday. The varsity team heads to Rochester Adams on Friday, 7 p.m.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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