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Thinking outside the box was the theme for a new type of fundraiser for the Clinton YMCA.

 

The Y partnered with area farmers to donate an acre or more of ground and used donated seed to donate back to the Clinton YMCA after the harvest. Darren Moser is on the YMCA Board and says the idea was to tap into the agricultural roots of the area.

 

 

The first year of the program ended up very good considering the wild year it was. Moser hopes they can double things next year as they begin to gain momentum.

 

 

The Acres For Kids helps the YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign that raises money that goes back into the community through scholarships for kids to participate in programming to help low-income families afford YMCA memberships. 

 

Get more information about the Acres For Kids Program or the Y's Strong Kids Campaign by calling Rennie Cluver at the Y at 217-935-8307. 

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