More than 250 attend chemistry 'magic' show at Clarkson, donate 120 gifts, $350 to holiday fund
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 5:04 pm


From left: Rebecca Burgos, Dr. Jim’s assistant; Lateefah Morse and Dominique Powell; Dr. Jim Peploski; Brianna Blackburn and Corey Riley with a young Oliver Martin in front.

 POTSDAM -- More than 250 children and adults attended “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show” at Clarkson University on Dec. 8 to benefit the Potsdam Holiday Fund.

The show, presented by Dr. Jim Peploski, director of the Freshman Chemistry Program at Clarkson University, collected 120 new gifts and $350 for the Holiday Fund.

The Potsdam Holiday Fund is an all-volunteer program that provides new toys, winter clothing and food baskets to families in need in the Potsdam area.

Donations are always welcome and appreciated and may be sent c/o the Potsdam Holiday Fund, PO Box 827, Potsdam, NY 13676, or by visiting