LIVERMORE FALLS – Livermore Falls Middle School has invited Maine First Lady Karen Baldacci to the school on Wednesday, March 1. For the last two years, the seventh-grade service learning project has been to raise money to supply animals and training to people in need through Heifer International.

This year an after-school group has been putting in extra time to raise funds through activity nights and healthy snack sales at break. Their next campaign will be to raise money by having students from all three grades at the middle school “Read to Feed.”

The group has written to local businesses to support the program, has designed posters to keep track of the number of pages read, talked to the sixth-grade home rooms about Heifer Project and has written to the local elementary schools and prekindergarten programs offering to read books to younger students.

Mrs. Baldacci, a supporter of Heifer Project, will kick off the “Read to Feed” project. She will speak at 1:15 p.m. in the gym about the importance of the work students are doing.

Jan Schrock, daughter of the man who initiated Heifer International, will also speak. The after-school group will present Mrs. Baldacci and Ms. Schrock with a poster board of their activities.

For more information, phone Sally Rees-Speich at 897-2121, ext. 302 (work), 779-1876 (home) or [email protected]

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