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Archive - Dec 5, 2013

SMASD receives various grants

December 5, 2013

Over 350 parents participated in the St. Marys Area School District food service survey, in hopes to obtain data to improve food services.
The survey was available on the school district's website at www.smasd.org and asked about opinions regarding the lunches served in the district. Jennifer Asti, SMASD food service director, was concerned about what some of the misconceptions that parents have from their children on the matter.
St. Marys Area School District Superintendent Ann Kearney met with Asti to begin reviewing the survey responses and comments.

Area families continue tradition of Belsnickel

December 5, 2013

Before going to sleep last night a number of children throughout the area made sure their shoes would be easy to find in anticipation of the annual visit from Belsnickel, who stops by many homes each year on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas.

Salvation Army struggling with kettles

December 5, 2013

RIDGWAY – According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.

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