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Neighborhood snapshot

From left: Paul Regan, own­er Larry Am­mons, Shawn East­er, James Dawson, and Sen. Stack at the Shop­Rite Part­ners in Caring Con­test. COUR­TESY OF SEN. STACK’S OF­FICE

On March 20, State Sen. Mike Stack honored two loc­al res­id­ents for their ef­forts to end hun­ger.

Forty-one loc­al Shop­Rite stores — in­clud­ing the store at 3745 Ara­mingo Ave. — won the Shop­Rite Part­ners in Caring Con­test, an an­nu­al com­pet­i­tion that raises funds and col­lects dona­tions dur­ing Septem­ber’s Na­tion­al Hun­ger Aware­ness Month.

Store as­so­ci­ates Jim Dawson, of North­east Philly, and Shawn East­er, of Brides­burg, will rep­res­ent their store in a pic­ture that will be fea­tured on 125,000 spe­cial-edi­tion Cheeri­os boxes to be sold ex­clus­ively at Shop­Rite stores dur­ing the month of March.

This year’s con­test raised more than $1 mil­lion for re­gion­al food banks.

In oth­er neigh­bor­hood news, Port Rich­mond Ele­ment­ary School stu­dents made their yearly pil­grim­age to Ap­ple­bee’s to share their artist­ic abil­it­ies on March 20.

The Port Rich­mond Ap­ple­bee’s, 2535 Castor Ave., in­vited stu­dents from the school to dec­or­ate the res­taur­ant’s win­dows for spring.

Twenty-sev­en stu­dents from Ms. Braun’s 3rd grade class at­ten­ded and painted the win­dows with spring scenes. Now, 12 of the 13 win­dows in the res­taur­ant are dec­or­ated with the young stu­dents’ art in cel­eb­ra­tion of the change in sea­son. Happy spring!

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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