Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

School Drive Brings in Pet Food, Funding

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

School Drive Brings in Pet Food, Funding

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Byline: Dede Webb, Special to the Times-Union

Switzerland Point Middle School's annual pet food drive was a huge success.

"We are pleased to have brought in 8,250 pounds of dry dog and cat food for the St. Johns County Animal Shelter, along with collecting cash in the amount of $2,500," said teacher David Pomerantz. "This year, the drive not only helped feed the animals in St. Johns, but we also raised money for the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Division."

One goal for the drive was to be able to buy a bulletproof vest and a heat alarm for a K-9 patrol car.

"These trained dogs come in danger on a daily basis," Pomerantz said. "The vest could very well be the difference in saving these most cherished sheriff's partners."

After a check presentation March 15, sheriff's deputies, K-9 officers and their dogs walked the halls of the school for students to see.

EASTER SCHEDULE

Here are upcoming Easter activities in Northwest St. Johns County:

-- Point of Grace Church will have an Easter EGGStravaganza with games, face painting, prizes, an Easter egg hunt and special guest the Easter Bunny beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. at the Bartram Trail branch library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd. It will be followed by an Easter worship celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Fruit Cove School, 3183 Race Track Road.

-- Cross Creek Presbyterian Church will have a Good Friday Communion service Friday. Call the church office at 287-4334 for rotating times. The church will have an Easter celebration and brunch beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a special children's church. A nursery will be provided. The church meets in Switzerland Point Middle School's auditorium, 777 Greenbrier Road.

-- Unity Church for Creative Living will have a Spiritual Communion at 7 p.m. today, with prayer, meditation and music. …

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