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Wayne Post
  • Concerned Kids raise over $1,400 for anti-landfill group

  • The Concerned Kids of Arcadia’s Kids’ Carnival exceeded expectations raising over $1,400 for the anti-landfill group the Concerned Citizens of Arcadia.

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  • The Concerned Kids of Arcadia’s Kids’ Carnival exceeded expectations raising over $1,400 for the anti-landfill group the Concerned Citizens of Arcadia.
    Concerned Kids was formed by 8-year-old Trinity Wells and her cousin, Broden Haltiner, also 8, in an effort to raise money and help fight the development of a solid waste facility proposed at the site of the old landfill on Route 88. Seeing the “no landfill” signs and a pamphlet from CCoA, Trinity and Broden gathered friends to form their own group and make a difference.
    Together, the group of youths, ranging from kindergarteners to third graders, put together the Kids’ Carnival — a family fun event where parents and children could have fun playing games and winning prizes, including 28 homemade cakes donated by various CCoA members. The event included a variety of fun games for kids, a craft area, a cake walk, 50/50 raffle, zoo tickets, homemade apple butter, jams and pies and food including hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn.
    The children of Concerned Kids of Arcadia donated more than their time and hard work to the cause — they also donated their own gently used toys to use as prizes.
    Their fundraising efforts weren’t for nothing. An estimated 200 people attended the carnival to help raise $1,401, far exceeding their $200 goal. Trinity’s mom, Jessica, said the kids were thrilled and amazed by the turn out and the amount of money they were able to raise.

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