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Hilltown Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, December 2, 2010

Revolving closet is run by BKW students

BERNE — This month, as Hilltown residents clean out their closets, they can help fill the closets of those in need.

For the second year, Erin Snyder’s students are running a virtual store in their classroom — Room 158 at the secondary school in Berne. Snyder’s students are in the PEAKS program, which stands for Path to Education through Achievement, Knowledge and Success and, according to Christine Geraci, spokeswoman for Berne-Knox-Westerlo, is for students who need extra help in classes.

“They had a lot of success with it last year,” said Geraci. “The students help arrange the clothes.”

Donations of almost any garment but underwear may be made directly to Room 158 or to the high school office, by Dec. 8. Geraci listed these items that would be useful: sneakers, purses, ties, dresses, shorts, tank tops, kids’ toys, and jackets.

Overnight, the students will set up shop in Room 158 where other students and their families may browse and pick up items free of charge.

The classroom store will be open till 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from Dec. 9 to 22.

Students will be able to take the late bus home if they decide to come in and shop.

Any items left after Dec. 22 will be donated to the Salvation Army.

—         Melissa Hale-Spencer

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