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Two high school students use art skills for a good cause
Story & photo by Morgan Leger
When Emily Whitcomb and Alizah Raboin, both 16 and entering the junior year, wanted to give something back to the community, they knew exactly what to do.
Both Luneburg High School students loved art, serving other people and reaching out to the community. They teamed together to form Coloring for Cancer, a project which hopes to publish 500+ coloring books and to have them donated to children at the Boston Children’s Hospital. The idea itself has brought not just benefits for the community, but also a chance to do something creative.
“We wanted to find a way to incorporate our love for art and serving people together,” expressed Emily Whitcomb. “I think we were just trying to find a way to give back to the community and for children who aren’t as fortunate as us.”
“Both of us wanted to do something for children seeing we work at a children’s camp in the summer,” added Alizah Raboin. “Instead of raising money, we were looking for something simple. Something that would allow them to have a better day and connect with each other, because they would be coloring with the same book we create.”
The coloring book itself is still being designed, but Emily and Alizah plan on keeping it simple. The drawings will have a “traveling the world” theme as Emily stated, “a lot of them want to have the chance to do that, as well as bringing color to the world.”
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B&G Club celebrate a successful summer adventure
Submitted by Ashley Blatt
The Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg gave more than 100 members the summer of a lifetime with an exciting and memorable seven week Summer Adventure Program. Every Monday and Wednesday the Club was filled with happy active kids engaging in a wide range of activities, from basketball tournaments to dance parties, card game competitions to barbeques.
On-site days were action-packed, keeping their members always moving and getting involved with their peers.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, however, were the big highlight of the summer, with trips to places like Sunset Beach, Hudson's Roller Kingdom, Canobie Lake Park, Patriots Training Camp, and Six Flags. Every day the kids had a new adventure, and the staff were able to see kids not only better their current friendships, but make new ones as well.
Kids learned skills of sportsmanship and teamwork through games and activities, and learned the importance of respect and empathy. The Boys and Girls Club Summer Adventure Program gave kids a safe place to learn and grow, and continues to serve kids in our community.
The B&G Club would like to thank Fitchburg State University and the Lunenburg Friendly Seniors for providing scholarship funding for families who needed assistance, and all the families who made donations of water, snacks, sunscreen, and barbecue supplies throughout the summer – we couldn’t do what we do for the kids without your kindness and generosity!