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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 12-05-2018

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16 PAWTUCKET DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION ZACHARY GOSSELIN is honored by Mayor DONALD GREBIEN at City Hall. At left is his father, JOHN GOSSELIN, and at right is GEORGE LUTTGE, of Operation Stand Down. Mayor honors youth who raised $5,000 for Operation Stand Down PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien honored 12-year-old Zachary Gosselin, who helped raise more than $5,000 in partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the mili- tary charity Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. Gosselin joined the mayor with his father John Gosselin and George Luttge representing Operation Stand Down. "Zack is a remarkable young man with a bright future," said Grebien. "His commitment to helping others and getting involved in charitable causes shows a maturity well beyond his age." Zach celebrated his 12th birthday in July, having thrown out the first pitch at a Pawtucket Red Sox game in McCoy, alongside more than 100 US Armed Forces veterans, which prompted a visit to Grebien's office. "Over the last six years, I've learned that being an elite athlete on the playing surface or star stu- dent in the classroom is wonderful. However, nothing compares to the amazing feeling one receives when they raise the level of hope for some- body facing 'trying' times in life. It is purely magical what can happen when we lead with our hearts to do-good for another in life," said Gosselin. Free visits with Santa at Fastcash PAWTUCKET – Fastcash Pawn & Checkcashers, a family-owned pawn shop at 848 Newport Ave., will host free photos with Santa on Dec. 14 from 10 to 7 p.m. The store is covering the costs of bringing Santa, as well as to print and distribute photos to families throughout the community. In addition, Fastcash is also mak- ing sizable donations to Toys For Tots, with a donation bin inside the store through Dec. 14. They ask customers to drop off toys as part of the effort. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY MYA RIEL, 6 months, of Pawtucket, shares a laugh with her mother SHERICE at the Woonsocket Police Department Toy Drive held at the All Saints Church hall, in Woonsocket, on Nov. 24. The event was held in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus Council 113 and the family of the late Ronald Auger. Below, BENJAMIN ARES, 3, of Pawtucket, has a chat with SANTA. Sights of the season 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 www.RhodyRug.com Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. VISIT OUR FACTORY OUTLET STORE!

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