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Bible school students collect items for shelter pets

August 10, 2009

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship's Director of Bible School Nicole Row and Salem Reformed Church in Hagerstown's Director of Bible School Jenn Burger had their Bible School students work together to complete a three-part service project.

One portion of the service project resulted in a donation to the Humane Society of Washington County.

Service project managers Sharon Reese and Debbie Harsh coordinated the service project.

In one portion of the project, students competed to collect items for the homeless animals at the shelter.

Students in preschool through eighth grade competed against each other to collect a variety of supplies for the animals.

Class sizes ranged from 18 to 22 students. Students in sixth through eighth grades handled the logistics as part of their service project by collecting and counting the donations.

At the completion of the project the kindergarten and first-grade classes collected the most items.

"This was the first year we did this type of service project and the first time we did a service project with another church," Row said.

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"It worked out really well and I hope we can do this again."

The other two parts of the project included donating items to the Clear Spring Food Bank and making blankets that were donated to the REACH shelter.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information about animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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