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"A November to Remember" Homecoming at FSU Incorporates Community Service
10/11/2001

As alumni head back to Frostburg State University on the first weekend in November for the University's homecoming "A November to Remember," the alumni will be supporting the community through a joint effort of the Homecoming Committee, Western Maryland Food Bank and First Book.

On Nov. 2nd and 3rd, the Western Maryland Food Bank will be stationed in the Lane University Center on the FSU campus to collect non-perishable food items.

"Our partnership for the past several years with the Western Maryland Food Bank has become a hallmark for Homecoming with our alumni," says Cherie Krug, FSU's Director of Volunteerism and National Service Programs. "As alumni return to FSU each year, they understand the importance of giving back to the community that gave them so much during their years at FSU."

First Book, a program that provides books to children, will be accepting cash donations on Nov. 3rd.

According to Colleen Peterson, Director of Alumni Programs at FSU and chair of the Homecoming Committee, partnering with First Book, a national initiative designed to encourage young children to read, is a natural for Frostburg State University.

"The beauty of this national effort is that all contributions to First Book which are collected during our Homecoming celebration will be directed to children who live in Allegany County," adds Peterson. "It is truly a program that reflects the motto - 'Think globally, act locally.'"

For more information on this program and other Homecoming events, contact the FSU Office of Alumni Programs at 301-687-4068.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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