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First Congregational Church mission ministry members Julie Filkins and Sue Frew, on each side of the sign, with Dickilyn Mackinnon of Louison House, Rich Wilson of the Berkshire Food Project and Lois Daunis of the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry.

First Congregational 'Share The Love' Campaign Increases Donations

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — First Congregational Church's "Share the Love" campaign raised $5,550 that was donated to local food pantries and community services.
"Every little bit helps," Rich Wilson of the Berkshire Food Project said. "For the community to come together like this and think of us is a great thing."
Through the month of February, the congregation collected donations from the Northern Berkshire community. For every $100 received, the congregation donated $25. 
All proceeds were split evenly among the three recipient organizations: the Berkshire Food Project, Louison House, and the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry. 
"The money stays right here in North Adams in Northern Berkshire, which is great," missions member Julie Filkins said.
Last year, they raised $5,100. So this year they raised $450 more.
"It helps with everything," Dickilyn Mackinno of the Louison House said. "It has been a hard year for a lot of people."
"It is the same with the food pantry," Lois Daunis of the food pantry said. "We will be able to use the money to provide more food options for our friends who visit the pantry."

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Saboteurs Earn Narrow Win in Northern Berkshire Fall Hoop League

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Jake Hall had a double-double to lead the Saboteurs to a one-point win in the Northern Berkshire Sports Academy fall league B Division on Sunday.
Hall scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 66-65 win over Adelson and Company at the Armory.
Dave Crtielli scored 13 points, and Sam Larabee finished with nine points and eight rebounds.
For Adelson, Jon Gregory scored a game-high 29 points and collected 12 rebounds. Nick Lewis scored 12 points.
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Amont David scored 16 points, and Darian Vidal finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Dave Vidal scored 12 for Workaholics.
Shamar Ringgold led Elegang Stiches with a game-high 23 points.
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