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WINNERS—St. Monica-St. Michael middle school students competed in the National Schools’ Choice Week Innovative School and Innovative Student contests. The seventh and eighth graders created a video depicting how they made a 1/40-scale model of the church using simple tools and complex formulas. St. Monica-St. Michael students’ essays and essays by students from two other schools shared the second and third prize of a combined $1,000. Each of the Catholic school’s essay writers received about $20. The video can be accessed on the school’s Facebook page or here. The Jan. 24 event in Montpelier included a rally, speakers and legislative visits. The goal of the event was to spotlight the importance of school choice to Vermont students and families. The celebration was timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27), which featured more than 32,000 events throughout the country. —Submitted photo
 

Youth rally

BARRE—There will be a youth rally on Sunday, Feb. 11, at St. Monica Parish from 4 to 8 p.m. for students in grades seven through 12 and parents. Mass will begin at 4:15. The event includes dinner. There will be separate sessions for parents. The cost is $10 per youth or $20 per family. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 802-658-6110 ext. 1130.
 

K of C Breakfast

VERGENNES—A St. Peter’s Parish Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus will take place on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m.  It will include eggs, omelets (to order), hot cakes, French toast, sausage and bacon. Adults $8.50; seniors over 60 $7.50, children 6 to 12 years $6, children under 6 years old are free and immediate families of five or more $28. For more information, call the St. Peter Parish Office at 877-2367.
 

Fight hunger

BARRE--For the month of February the St. Monica Food Shelf will benefit from the Hannaford "Fight Hunger" bag sales. The food shelf will receive a $1 donation for each special bag purchased at the Barre store. For every Cause bag reused just once, eight single-use bags are not used.
 

Fish fry

VERGENNES--St. Peter’s Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus will take place on Friday, Feb.16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter Parish Hall, 85 South Maple St. The meal will include battered baked haddock, fries, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost for adults is $12, children under 12 $6, children under 6 free and immediate family $35. For more information, call the St. Peter's Parish Office at 877-2367.

K of C Breakfast

VERGENNES—A St. Peter’s Parish Breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus will take place on Sunday, March 11, from 8 to 10 a.m.  It will include eggs, omelets (to order), hot cakes, French toast, sausage and bacon. Adults $8.50; seniors over 60 $7.50, children 6 to 12 years $6, children under 6 years old are free and immediate families of five or more $28. For more information, call the St. Peter Parish Office at 877-2367.
 

Volunteers Needed

MIDDLEBURY--The Christian Service committee at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church is looking for volunteers to help with the Middlebury Community Lunches at the Charter House. Volunteers from the parish have served lunches for eight years. Every third Tuesday they provide an entrée, salad and dessert to about 40 people. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Help is needed with preparation of an entrée that will serve them and desserts (three or four dozen cookies, muffins or cupcakes.) The dates when help is needed are Feb. 27, March 20, April 10, May 1 and 22, June 12, July 3 and 24. If you are interested, call 388-2965 or 388-2944.
 

Charlotte Food Shelf

CHARLOTTE--The Charlotte Food Shelf is in constant need of healthy snacks for the children it serves. Items such as pudding snack packs, granola bars, microwave popcorn, peanut butter or cheese crackers, pretzels and fruit or applesauce cups are all samples of healthy, easy after school snack foods. Donations may be left in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church vestibule.
 
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