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JUNE 2021                                        TIOGA COUNTY COMMUNITY PRESS                                                        PAGE 9

                                First Annual Elks Spring Food Drive Challenge

              The  First  Annual  Elks  Spring  Food   24,  and  this  year’s  winner  was  the   County,  Red  Door  Waverly,  Lock-  contact the Owego Elks Lodge at 687
         Drive Challenge was a huge success   Owego Rotary Club.                  wood  Food  Pantry,  Park  Terrace   -1039 or email :
         collecting  “in-kind”  and  cash  dona-       Thank you to everyone who con-  Food  Pantry,  Lounsberry  Food  Pan-
         tions  totaling  more  than  $4,135  for   tributed  food,  made  monetary  dona-  try,  Spencer  Van  Etten  Community        Pictured  with  the  food  donations
         Tioga  County  Food  Pantries.  This   tions,  and  helped  organize  and  run   Food  Cupboard,  Project  Neighbor-  collected  during  the  2021  Spring
         year’s challenge included teams from   this year’s drive.                hood of Newark Valley, and Helping   Food  Drive  Challenge  are  from  left
         the  Owego  Elks  Lodge  1039,  the        The food and monetary donations   Hands Food Pantry - Berkshire.   to  right  Betsey  Bulshwiet,  Carolyn
         Owego  Rotary  Club,  the  Owego     were divided equally to the following        This  is  planned  to  be  an  annual   Wright,  Abbey  Hendrickson,  Jane
         Moose, and Tioga Opportunities.      food  pantries:    Open  Door  Mission,     event  and  organizations  that  would   Woody, Tim Sayers, Orville Wright,
              Food  and  monetary  donations   Tioga County Rural Ministry, Catho-  like  to  participate  in  next  year’s   Kevin  Malar,  and  Melissa  Tourtel-
         were collected from April 10 to April   lic  Charities  of  Tioga/Tompkins   Spring  Food  Drive  Challenge  can   lotte
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