Chestertown, MD, November 7, 2002 — Washington College's Inter-fraternity and Pan-Hellenic Councils joined by alumni band Astralyte are cosponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit needy families in the local community. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to drop off nonperishable and canned food items from now until Friday, November 15 when Astralyte will perform a benefit show with campus band Eveline at Chestertown's Prince Theatre. Bring a donation of food and receive $3 off of the $10 ticket price. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets will be available at the Prince Theatre box office.
Collection boxes will be set up around campus in dormitories and at the Cove, as well as around Chestertown at Acme and Superfresh, Play It Again Sam's on Cross Street, and Shake Down Street Music on High Street. Donations will be distributed by the Kent Family Center to needy families and individuals in the community.
“We are requesting that people donate traditional, nonperishable Thanksgiving foods such as various canned vegetables and mashed potato mixes,” said Amelia Ziegler, office manager for the Kent Family Center. The Center also will accept donations of frozen turkeys, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m, at 116B Lynchburg St. in Chestertown. Call 410-778-7911 in advance if you plan to drop off a turkey. The Kent Family Center will be taking donations of nonperishable food items and frozen turkeys until Saturday, November 23.
To learn more about the Kent Family Center, visit it on the web at www.kentfamilycenter.org.
Visit Astralyte on the web at www.astralyte.com.