A New Slant on Trick or Treating

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Bethany First Methodist Church School class (ages 3 through 12) hosted a Trick or Treating for Food event on Friday, October 24.  Teacher Shirley Goutremont and eight children – all decked out in Halloween costumes – went door to door, collecting food in lieu of candy.  Their fine efforts resulted in $180 in non-perishable food items in support of the Community Action food pantry.

 

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Enthusiastic about helping their community, this innovative group has already begun planning another holiday initiative entitled Christmas Sharing.

Community Action thanks these caring children, their parents and role models at Bethany First United Methodist Church and the generous neighbors who supported Trick or Treating for Food!

 

Elks Lodge and Stewart’s Shops Support Coats for Kids

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According the weather forecast, the temperature is about to drop … and snowflakes will soon be in the air.  Time to get prepared for winter!  Our Head Start families are doing just that, thanks to the Coats for Kids program.  Our friends at Watertown Elks Lodge 496 and Stewart’s Shops helped to purchase 427 coats – the largest Coats for Kids program to date.  K-Mart offered discounted pricing on the coats and coordinated getting the right sizes in stock.

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Representatives from the Elks Lodge and Stewart’s Shops stopped by Community Action for a celebration and helped hand out coats.  Our little people greeted them with homemade thank you cards, beautifully crafted centerpieces and big smiles!  Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of Coats for Kids!

Looking for a job? Want to improve your computer skills? We can help!

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Community Action is hosting workshops in partnership with the Jefferson Community College mobile computer lab.  To be eligible, residents must live in Jefferson County and have an annual gross household income at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. For example, $14,588 or less for a single person or $29,813 or less for a family of four. Workshops are offered in small groups with 2 to 5 participants. Refreshments are provided.

Whether you’re looking for a job or need to improve your computer skills, we can help.  Click here for the schedule of workshops.  For more information, call 315.782.4900, ext. 271.