Last weekend’s Connecting with Belmont afternoon of service and ice cream was successful, with even the weather cooperating. Students helped at Habitat (Audubon Land on Belmont Hill), Belmont Acre Farm, the Belmont Food Pantry, and Bristol Lodge, a soup kitchen run by the Middlesex Human Service Agency (MHSA) in nearby Waltham. They also worked on a Recreation Department project at Hittinger Field and a joint Belmont Library and Garden Club landscaping activity on the Library grounds. In addition, a group made 402 (!!) sandwiches for the many programs of MHSA–soup kitchen, shelters, detox, and rehab. At the end of the day, students returned to the high school to make cards for the patients at Children’s Hospital and for our troops. Ice cream and “fixin’s” rounded out the afternoon.
We thank the following merchants who made contributions, providing materials for the sandwich making , card making, and refreshments: Costco, CVS (Trapelo Rd), Hollingworth 5&10, Mark & Toni’s, Rancatore Ice Cream, Russo’s, Star Market (Belmont), Stop & Shop (both Pleasant St, Watertown, and Watertown St. Waltham), and Whole Foods Market. The event simply could not have happened without their generous support.