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Donating to Cans For Food

Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:05 pm

Late last year while collecting for Cans For Food, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees found a jar full of pennies. Instead of just cashing in the pennies, he decided to have a contest to raise some more money for the local food pantries. For a donation to Cans For Food, the participants could guess how many pennies were in the jar, with the winner receiving the jar of pennies. The contest raised $350 for Cans For Food.

The winner, guessing within a nickel of the $10.13 the jar held, was Robin Faulring of the Orange Cat Coffee Co. She expects to put the pennies into a larger jar and add to the total and continue the contest during the coming year.

Sarkees collected $4,500 for Cans For Food, with another $500 kicked in by Sevenson Environmental Services, for a total of $5,000, which was distributed to the local food pantries this past year.

Pictured, Faulring, left, receives the jar full of pennies from Sarkees. (Photo by Wayne Peters)

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