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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 12-05-2018

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 PAWTUCKET 15 about those in need, said McQuade, but most families served by the Pawtucket Backpackers are "fami- lies like mine." If her family lost a job, they're really only about three weeks away from being in trouble, she said. Most who come for help are just "bumping along" until some outside factor, such as a car needing new tires, a baby ear infection forcing them to stay home, or lousy weather preventing them from getting the hours they need at an outside job, set them so far behind they can't catch up and are forced to choose between paying rent and utilities or adequate food. Many people will ask how the vol- unteers know for sure that they're giving to the right child, she said, but those questions are the last ones on their minds. "We don't care why this child doesn't have enough food in their belly," she said. The Backpackers still buy their food from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and collect it through vari- ous food drives. City-based toymaker Hasbro remains a valued corporate sponsor, with workers there allowed to work two hours twice a month to contribute. Volunteers take the food to the schools, which have various processes for distributing the food. For more on the Pawtucket Backpackers, including how you can contribute, visit pawtucketbackpack- ers.weebly.com/ . BACKPACKERS From Page One Bags full of food sit ready to be distrib- uted to local students in need as part of the PAWTUCKET BACKPACKERS program. Industrial Revolution Quilt Guild meets Dec. 12 PAWTUCKET – The Industrial Revolution Quilt Guild will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will feature the annual Christmas party and a Yankee Swap. Guest for the evening will be Jane Ianetta from the Gloria Gemma Foundation. She will give a dem- onstration on how to make heart shaped pillows for the comfort of breast cancer patients. For more information, call Brenda Devine at 401-272-1278. ACROSS 1. Doctor's clothes 7. NYC ballplayer 10. Flying vessels 12. Created 13. Convert 14. WWII battle 15. A cravat with wide square ends 16. Month in the Jewish calendar 17. Value 18. Brews 19. Child's eating accessory 21. Arrived extinct 22. Of the sea 27. Potato state 28. Leading man 33. Blood type 34. Oppressed 36. "Much __ about nothing" 37. World's longest river 38. deGrom and Sale are two 39. Crafty 40. At all times 41. Twins great Hunter 44. Volcanic craters 45. Outpouring 48. Where a baby sleeps 49. Dancing a Brazil- ian dance 50. Unhealthy 51. Manufacturers DOWN 1. Prevents harm to young 2. The Muse of history 3. Fascinated by 4. Unnilhexium 5. Honey maker 6. Soviet Socialist Republic 7. They hang out with papas 8. German river 9. Domain name 10. Type of chair 11. Fill someone with an urge 12. Sorceress 14. Unpleasant smell 17. Leg (slang) 18. Farewell 20. A life summary 23. Merchants 24. Southeastern Nigerians 25. Of I 26. Electronic countermeasures 29. Atomic #3 (abbr.) 30. A type of sister 31. Omission of a sound 32. Screaming 35. Ottoman title 36. Sour 38. Take advantage of 40. Nobleman 41. Cathode ray was one 42. Long, winding ridge 43. Muckraking journalist 44. Defunct phone company 45. Military telecom- munications term (abbr.) 46. Supervises flying 47. Firearms manu- facturer Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 22.

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