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Blessings in a Backpack program to begin at D.C. Everest elementary schools

8:37 PM, May 1, 2013
Young students eat lunch April 30 at Mountain Bay Elementary School in Weston.
Young students eat lunch April 30 at Mountain Bay Elementary School in Weston.
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A group of Wausau-area residents have taken it upon themselves to make sure children in the south metro area don't go hungry during the weekend.

The group is in the process of starting a branch of the national Blessings in a Backpack program to benefit elementary school children in the D.C. Everest Area School District who receive free or reduced-price lunches by providing meals and snacks for them on Saturdays and Sundays.

Carolyn Nash, a pediatrician at Marshfield Clinic, is one of the chairwomen of the blossoming organization, which has a variety of fundraisers planned this spring to get ...

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