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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-21-2019

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10 CUMBERLAND NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND – School offi- cials are hailing the "generous offer" of the Cumberland Youth Soccer Association to start donating uni- forms to the boys' and girls' middle school soccer teams each year. CYSA President Mike Friedland informed the School Committee last week that leaders of the group learned that there were fewer and fewer uniforms available at both McCourt Middle School and North Cumberland Middle School as items were lost or ruined along the way. Friedland said CYSA understands that there hasn't been money in the budget for new uniforms, but this year couldn't stand to see youths again wearing random T-shirts with no numbers. NCMS hadn't received new uni- forms in more than 10 years, he said, and the 11 or so shirts left were all faded out. CYSA's belief is that young people should be able to keep the shirts at the end of the season and the uni- forms don't have to be recycled as has been past practice. Partnering with Miller's Auto Body, CYSA is providing numbered prac- tice shirts and actual uniform shirts. With help from Miller's, CYSA would like to donate and sponsor the jerseys for the boys' and girls' teams at both schools, he said, ensuring that they're represented well on the field. The organization will throw shorts in if possible, said Friedland. At the end of tryouts each year, coaches will report to CYSA on the size of the players who make the team, and CYSA will do the order- ing, have the logos placed on the uni- forms, and deliver them to the fields. School Committee Chairman Paul DiModica thanked the group, saying it's "certainly a generous offer to do that annually." He noted how previ- ous practice was to have students pay to play middle school sports, a policy that was done away with because it wasn't right. CYSA will donate uniforms to middle school students By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Food and Toys for Fines at Cumberland Library CUMBERLAND – From Sunday, Dec. 1 to Saturday, Dec. 14, the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, will host Food and Toys for Fines and accept non- perishable food items and new toys in lieu of money for overdue items. For health reasons the library can- not accept expired food or stuffed animals. Bring in one food item per overdue item and the fine will be waived. All collected items will go to the Happy Baskets program.

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