2007-03-01 / Letters to the Editor

Food, fun for a good cause

My name is Caty Schnack. I am a seventh grade student at Lawn Avenue School. I was recently interviewed and accepted to participate as a member of the "People to People Student Ambassador Program" to Australia this summer.

The objective of the program is to promote international understanding while building leadership skills among America's youth. The 20 day experience includes meetings government officials, interaction with other students my age, educational activities, and home stays with host families.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded "People to People" in 1956. He believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, so eventually would world countries. Since its founding, "People to People" has launched many international programs including "Sister Cities" and "Project HOPE."

I and nine other student ambassadors will hold a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Outback Steakhouse at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown on Thursday, March 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. The proceeds of the dinner, raffle and silent auction will help defray the cost of our tuitions. Would you please consider joining me for an evening of great food and fun? The cost is $25 per person. You can call me for tickets at 423-3496.

If you are not able to attend and would like to donate towards the cost of tuition, contributions may be sent to Caty Schnack, 36 Clarke St., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you March 22.

Caty Schnack

Jamestown

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