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Letter to the editor
Rush for Food help appreciated

August 22, 2012

Dear Editor,

The Clarkston High School Football Rush for Food committee would like to thank all who helped make our 15th Annual community service project a huge success!

On Friday, Aug. 17 , 170 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.

Due to the success of publicizing the event in The Clarkston News, the teams collected a record breaking 6,478 pounds of food and paper/personal products plus $500 in donations!

This is a new record for the event beating last year's record of 4,900 pounds. The players really stepped up this year and many in the community brought donations from their neighborhoods that were not included in the routes.

Special thanks goes to the Clarkston Athletic Boosters for contributing beverages for the pre-Rush dinner, Sashabaw Road Kroger for donating supplies, and Renee Weaver-Wright for gift card donations.

Also, to the Clarkston Chiefs for collecting toiletry items and to the many other parents and coaches who pitched in and volunteered at the event and provided additional donations!

The committee would also like to thank the CHS football coaches for their support, LuAnn Stohrer CHS Athletic Secretary for her assistance, the CHS custodial staff, the 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 Kathy Azzopardi, Donna Barta, Penny Canada, Kim Chadwell, Diane Massur, Sandy Savoie (chair), and Kim Scarlett 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"