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October 8, 2012

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VCSC’s cookout benefits charities

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Vigo County School Corp. held its 10th annual Cookout for Charity. Each year the employees of the administration building, along with our sponsor Wendy’s, cook hamburgers and serve about 2,000 meals. All the money raised goes to various Wabash Valley Charities.

This year 14 schools secured donations and created various baskets to raffle. As always, the employees of the school corporation worked really hard and created beautiful, imaginative and highly sought-after baskets.

The corporation has been extremely happy to see businesses and employees of the downtown area support our event. The event has grown every year, and we look forward to having everyone join us for lunch, have a great time and raise a lot of money for very deserving charities. We thank everyone who has supported our causes in the past and will continue to do so in the future. If you have never attended our cookout, please make plans to join us next year and see what you are missing.

The cookout committee would like to commend the schools’ teachers and administrators who have faithfully supported the cookout every year and have gone above and beyond this year with the amazing baskets they created to be raffled.

We would also like to thank the extremely hard work of the employees of the administration building who work diligently to put out 2,000 meals in about two hours. All this would not be possible without our faithful sponsor Wendy’s and especially Mr. Jim Shorter.

The hard work the school lunch employees and those of the General Services Building provide is highly appreciated and without whose help we could not pull off this huge endeavor.

This year’s charities are the Shoe Bus and the Backpack Program. Both of these charities directly affect the lives of many of our students and their families. They provide shoes and socks to needy students and send home packs of food for children to eat over the weekend and holidays who otherwise may not eat or eat very little at home when school is not in session.

— Penny O’Brien

VCSC Cookout Committee

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