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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2017

Carry-on Bag raffle drawing held

Dec 07, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED The Carry-on Bags fundraising raffle drawing was recently held with, from left, Mark La Van, Kathy Tollenaere, Mark Thornton and Kay Unkrich. The winner of the first-prize quilt was Marj Heckenberg. La Van, Thornton and Unkrich are on the COB board. Tollenaere and Laurie La Van created the quilt. Laurie La Van and Ron Haines also are COB board members.

The Carry-On Bags fundraising raffle was recently held at the Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store.

First prize, a twin-size quilt, with a matching pillow, assembled by Kathy Tollenaere, Sue Long and Laurie La Van, was won by Marj Heckenberg.

Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will be used to purchase food for the COB program.

Carry-On Bags is a nonprofit organization that was formed to address the problem of food insecurity for preschool through 12th-grade students in Jefferson County. COB offers bags with snacks and simple meals that allow children to “carry on” without school meals over weekends and during school breaks. The bags are offered to all students in the Fairfield Community School District and Maharishi School and are distributed on Fridays and before school breaks to those who are signed up with the program.

This is the fourth year that the COB program has been a part of the community.

Any group that would like to learn more about COB can email Mark Thornton at carryonbags52556@gmail.com for a representative to come and speak.

For information, visit the website www.carryonbags.org.

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