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On the Bright Side

February 6, 2013

Organizers expand fundraiserto help others

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Sexton said he would like the person or persons who broke the windows to pay for replacements but doesn’t want to press criminal charges.

Police said that with no suspects for either incident, the cases have been closed.

St. James’ Episcopal Church director of food ministries Joyce Mason said she was impressed that the event organizers where thinking of the business as well as the greater community in planning the fundraiser.

“I’m thrilled” they have chosen St. James’ food pantry, she said. She planned on attending to show her support, she said.

The number of people who need the food pantry services continues to be great, Mason said. A recent cut of federal grant money to the local United Way has not helped the situation, she said. Although the donation from the event will go to her food pantry, she said she works with other related organizations in the city and county if they need help. St. James’ received similar support when it needed it.

“We help each other out,” she said.

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