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Monday, November 18, 2013

Founders Grove Neighborhood Association’s 4th of July Clare House Collection

Contributed by Terri Jordan Lantz

Every contribution can make a difference!  Here’s what the Founders Grove Neighborhood Association decided to do to include a food drive as part of their 4th of July Parade. 

Thanks to Todd Trainor, FGNA President, Mike Schulz, who hosted after parade brunch and Bob Dawson who gets out the mass emails and FaceBook announcements.  They jumped right on board and helped spread the word.
We started about a week before getting word out.  We asked residents to donate non-perishable food items during the parade.  We pulled a wagon for collection.  If they couldn't attend parade, the Schulz' were kind enough to let me set up a donation box at their home during our brunch which follows parade.
Also, we informed residents that they could drop off items at my house through the 5th of July.  Items continues to come in still yesterday, the 6th.
It was unanimous at the brunch that FGNA wants to continue this tradition every year on the 4th!
I am so proud of my neighborhood for their generosity.

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