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Last Call To Get Your Tix for The Rotary’s Oktoberfest Happening THIS Saturday

There are only 250 tix to be had.  You can get them Online-click here OR at The Candy Apple.

Here is the info about the Backpack Program that this event will be raising money for:

The Akron-Newstead Rotary Club is hosting our 3 rd Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5 th from 5 pm to 11 pm at The Gathering Barn at Akron Acres, Stage Road in Akron.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Blessings in a Backpack program at the Akron Elementary School starting this fall. Here’s why our club is sponsoring this program and asking for your support:
• One in five American children face food insecurity.
• During the school week, most of these children depend on the federal free and reduced meal program at school. Sometimes, the meals at school are the only ones they get.
• In the Akron school district, the free & reduced meal percentage is almost 40%. We also know from our partnership with the district that there are families eligible for this program but do not sign up – potentially out of fear or embarrassment.
• When school closes its doors on Friday, many of these children go home to empty
cupboards and empty bellies for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday
• Who will feed them this weekend?

We will – with your help.

Our yearly commitment for funding will provide weekend meals for 50 children through the 2019-20 school year. That provides a bare minimum level of calories and nutrition. With additional funding we can add a wider range of non-perishable food that provides greater nutrition, as well as support more than 50 children if the need is there.


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