Stu­dents raise $1,000 for Agapé Cen­tre

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Staff About 40 stu­dents from Tagwi Se­condary School went snow­shoe­ing on the Sum­mer­stown Trails on the morn­ing of March 5, rais­ing $1,000 for Corn­wall’s Agapé Cen­tre in the process.

The event was the fi­nal fundraiser of the year for the school’s WE Day cam­paign, an al­tru­is­tic club that works to im­prove the com­mu­nity. In the past, We Day par­tic­i­pants did a num­ber of other unique sea­sonal ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing We Scare Hunger, a Halowe’en-themed food drive.

Ac­cord­ing Nalepa, fundrais­ing co­or­di­na­tor for the Agapé Cen­tre, the funds will go to the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s ser­vices like its soup kitchen, which is open Mon­day through Fri­day, and its food bank, which is open Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day.

Prior to the snow­shoe­ing, Vic Ler­oux, Pres­i­dent of the Friends of the Sum­mer­stown Trails, an­nounced that his or­ga­ni­za­tion would do­nate an ad­di­tional $100 to­ward the cause.

The day also fea­tured a bar­be­cue. Hot dogs were cooked by Youth Un­lim­ited staff.

The Agapé Cen­tre is lo­cated at 40 5th St. W. in Corn­wall.

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