Opinion: NNCS back-to-school event made possible by many, says event organizer
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:38 am

Summer is over and is now just a memory. Local children have returned to school, and fall is in the air!

The Community Lunch Program for Kids had a very busy summer. In addition to providing over 9,000 meals to children in the Norwood, Norfolk, Raymondville area, we also provided backpacks (filled with sneakers, socks, and underwear) for 120 local school-aged children. Working with Arconic, (who provided 48 backpacks with sneakers' socks and underwear) and NNCS teachers and retired teachers, as well as local civic groups and churches (who provided an additional 13 backpacks with sneakers, socks and underwear) we were able to assist 181 children get ready for a successful school year. Norwood, Norfolk, Raymondville Outreach provided school supplies for all the children.

Our Back2school event held on Wednesday, August 28th at NNCS would not have been possible without the help and support of many local businesses, churches, civic groups and social service agencies. We would like to publicly thank the following groups for their much-appreciated support:

Arconic, Assoc. for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Northern NY, Backus and Sons, Buck Funeral Home, Canton Potsdam Hospital, Common Cents Thrift Shop of Norwood, Community Lunch Program for Kids, Community Bank of Norwood, Corning Dioceses of Ogdensburg- Bishop’s Fund Donaldson-Seymour Funeral Home Eat Smart New York, First United Methodist Church of Norfolk, Frazer Computing, Friends of the Norwood Public Library, Future Fosters, Girl Scouts of NYPENN, Hair Stylists Cindy Thomas, Nicole Rutledge and BOCES cosmetology students Melissa Irwin Lint, J.C. Merriman’s, Kinney Drugs of Massena, Knowlton and Sons, Laurie’s Casual Cuts, Massena Elks, Massena Memorial Hospital, Massena SeaComm, Massena Walmart, Massena McDonald’s, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, New York State Troopers K-9 Unit, Norfolk American Legion, Norfolk Fire Dept.,

Norfolk Knights of Columbus, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk Raymondville Food Pantry, Northern Machining, Norwood Norfolk Central School Staff and Administration, Norwood Norfolk Central School Custodial Staff, Norwood Norfolk Central School Key Club. Norwood Norfolk Central School National Honor Society, Norwood Norfolk Raymondville Outreach, Norwood Norfolk Snack Pack Program, Norwood Fire Dept., Norwood Kiwanis Club, Norwood Public Library, North Country Prenatal Perinatal Council, North Country Savings Bank, North Country Super Heroes, Norwood Masons-What Cheer Club, Norwood Norfolk Angel Tree, Norwood Norfolk Combined Reunion Committee, Norwood Norfolk Teachers’ Association, Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond's Altar Rosary Society, The People Project, Potsdam Elks Lodge 2074, Potsdam Neighborhood Center, Potsdam Walmart, Price Chopper, Raquette River Lion’s Club, Raymondville United Methodist Church, Renewal Housing-Baldwin Acres, Retired teachers of Norwood Norfolk Central School, Robert Fregoe AmVets, St. Andrew’s Church (St. Patrick’s Day 50/50 Raffle), St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, St. Lawrence County Transit, St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, St. Lawrence County Public Health, St. Philip’s Episcopal Guild, Sandstone Family Dentistry, Smile Associates of Canton, Stewart's Shops, Tarbell Management Group, Wagner’s Whistle Stop Thrift Shop and WIC.

We are blessed to live in such a kind, caring and generous community!

Wendy Chambers

Community Lunch Program for Kids

Norwood, Norfolk, Raymondville Area