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February 13, 2013

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Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children and teens under age 18, live with food insecurity, according to the USDA. Through its after-school program, and additional funding from the Walmart Foundation, the Merrimack Valley Y will serve more children through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, which feeds school-aged children during the week, on weekends and during school vacations.

“At the Merrimack Valley YMCA, we are committed to keeping kids nourished all year long. Thanks to the Walmart Foundation, our Y will be able to do more to address this issue, “said Anne Whalen, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley YMCA.

Recreation and Resource Fair, Sunday, March 3

METHUEN — The Methuen Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is holding its 2nd Annual Recreation and Resource Fair on Sunday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Timony Grammar School.

This is a free day of activities for the kids and parents, beginning with a magic and juggling show by Mr. E Party Entertainment, face painting, arts & crafts, demonstrations and vendors with camps, recreational activities, and educational and professional resources for children of all abilities.

Updates on participating exhibitors will be posted on www.methuensepac.com. Several are already confirmed; Stepping Stones Therapy Center, Windrush Farm, C.L.A.S.S. Inc., Radiant Yoga, The Kioko Center, and Chang’s Tae Kwon Do America. The Methuen SEPAC also has bracelets and bags on sale available now, as well as, the day of the fair.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the or have any questions, should contact Methuen SEPAC email at methuensepac@gmail.com

The SEPAC), founded in 2011, is a city-wide parent volunteer organization, which serves as a resource and advisor to Methuen parents and caregivers of children with special education needs.

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