Newport - An annual tradition was completed on Tuesday, December 16 as more than one hundred fifth and sixth graders emptied the school building, grabbed a bag of potatoes and hiked the half-mile down Main Street in Newport to deliver the food to the Newport NAAC Food Pantry.
According to Towle staff, the Food Pantry delivery totaled just under a half ton of spuds, 980 pounds at last count. Students enjoyed the venture outside and seemed to take great pride in being able to donate the items. According to Towle Principal, Phil Callanan, the venture was enthusiastically tackled by the staff and students: “it’s exciting to see the students so enthusiastic about a community project,” he said. “They dove right into the event and it was wonderful to see them stacking these food supplies for needy neighbors and travelling through the town to deliver them to the Pantry,” said Callanan.
For information about Towle School projects, please visit: www.sau43.org and select Towle School from the drop-down schools tab. The NAAC Food Pantry is located at 95-97 Main Street, Newport, and can be reached at (603) 863-3411.