‘Something good in a bad time’

GUILDERLAND — Sixth- and seventh-graders at Farnsworth Middle school won’t be pinning boutonnieres to their lapels or wearing their new dresses to the Spring Fling.

“We are sad that we are unable to hold our annual event,” said a notice from the school. “Student Council Officers have been trying to figure out what they could do at this time. In their words, they want to try and ‘do something good in a bad time.’”

So students who had already paid $10 for a ticket were given a chance to donate the $10 — enough to pay for 40 meals — to the Regional Food Bank that services the Guilderland Food Pantry. A total of $3,770 was donated, enough to provide over 15,000 meals to local families.

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