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December 29, 2013

MILLSAP MATTERS: Millsap VFD meet for annual dinner, look back at 2013

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This is an opportunity to make a difference and get the satisfaction of helping others. The volunteer application form is available at www.aarp.org/applications/Volunteer. For questions call (817) 360-6681.

As we look toward the end of 2013, many have been wondering how things are progressing at the Acme Brick Plant since it re-opening in Bennett. Reports are that things are going well, with work slow but steady. When plant operations were restarted there was a group of key associates who were returned to the plant to work with and train about 60 new workers. As the first load of bricks came out of the plant in February, it was noted that at full production the site could produce more than 2 million bricks a week.

With Acme Brick being the largest brick company in the nation, there are plans for representatives to present products at the New Home Builders Show Feb. 4-6 in Las Vegas. Since the local Acme brick is the focal point of Bennett, it’s good news that things are going well there.

While the school district is enjoying a vacation, there are local volunteers who are busy with the Box Tops for Education program, which helps our elementary school. Box Tops is one of the nation’s largest fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools since 1996. Schools have earned more than $525 million from Box Tops. There are more than 250 participating products, plus more than 300 online retailers where eBox Tops can be earned by shoppers.

The actual box top is a small, pink rectangle with the words “Box Tops Education” written on it. Each of these is worth 10 cents when the school turns it in to the program. The school uses this cash to buy whatever they need the most.

Volunteers who help with this program at our elementary are asking for your help. Please clip the Box Top off your purchases and bring them by the elementary office. This will give the elementary extra money toward a collective need.

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