Name: Tina Erskine
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Date Submitted: October 12, 2012
CALAIS _ It takes a community to feed those who are less fortunate and that is what happened last week during the 8th annual Turkey-A-Thon in Washington County.
As a result of the daylong event, more than/////// turkeys will be donated to food pantries from Baileyville to Jonesport.
The event was sponsored by Classic Hits Radio – WQDY-WALZ and Washington County: One Community.
Volunteers were on site Friday in Baileyville, Machias, Calais, Eastport, Milbridge, Jonesport and Lubec and a steady stream of people stopped by the various sites to donate to the fundraiser. WQDY was broadcasting live from the V.L. Tammaro Store on North Street. A $12 donation guaranteed a Washington County family would receive a turkey.
Among the largest contributors were students, staff and faculty from the Washington County Community College who raised more than $800. The WCCC Student Senate contributed more than $200 to the total amount.
Student Senate President Christine Phillips, along with members of the Student Senate, and students from the Residential and Commercial Electricity class, along with their instructor Paul Mitchell, presented the check to WQDY Sales Representative Jeff Demmons who was handling the live broadcast.
“We were glad to do it,” Phillips said of the WCCC donation. “This is a rough economy and it is a really good feeling to know that we will be able to put that turkey on the table for this upcoming holiday.”
“Employees and students have really stepped up to the plate,” WCCC Public Relations director Tina Erskine added.
Demmons said last year the Turkey-A-Thon raised more than $21,000. Their goal this year is 2000 turkeys. “We appreciate all of the support that all of the communities give us,” he said.