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Backpack boost

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Don Lakin, owner of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City, recently presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to Susan Gripka, who spearheads Food for Thought, Pierce City R-6 District's backpack program. The matching funds were provided by the Grand Lodge of Missouri in Columbia for funds raised from the Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run, which was organized by Larry Eden, Deanna Crossland, Sally Pryor and April Keller. A total of 117 entries were received for the event. The Food for Thought nutrition program benefits students in the Pierce City School District with supplemental meals and snacks over the weekend. Currently, the program assists 37 students and has a waiting list. "We've been very blessed," Gripka said. "The support of the community has been tremendous. Our goal is to feed the children." [Order this photo]
Don Lakin, owner of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City, recently presented a check in the amount of $2,500 to Susan Gripka, who spearheads Food for Thought, Pierce City R-6 District's backpack program. The matching funds were provided by the Grand Lodge of Missouri in Columbia for funds raised from the Thanksgiving Day 5K Walk/Run, which was organized by Larry Eden, Deanna Crossland, Sally Pryor and April Keller. A total of 117 entries were received for the event. The Food for Thought nutrition program benefits students in the Pierce City School District with supplemental meals and snacks over the weekend. Currently, the program assists 37 students and has a waiting list. "We've been very blessed," Gripka said. "The support of the community has been tremendous. Our goal is to feed the children."



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