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   Round Up for Change
BFAIR raised more than $3,900 as the August charity of choice for the Wild Oats Market Round Up for Change Program. Since June 2020, this program has gener- ated more than $40,000 for local nonprof- its. Throughout August, customers visited Wild Oats Market in Williamstown and rounded up the total amount of their pur- chases to the next whole dollar at check- out. All the money collected went directly to supporting the individuals served and programs and services provided by BFAIR.
   Impactful Visit
As part of community activities associated with the recent 2021 Medal of Honor Convention in Boston, Medal of Honor recipients visited veter- ans residing at the Soldiers’ Homes in Holyoke and Chelsea. Medal of Honor recipient Michael John Fitzmaurice (pictured) flew in a Massachu- setts National Guard Blackhawk helicopter to the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke and met with veterans in the building’s canteen. The veteran residents shared camaraderie with Specialist Fourth Class Fitzmaurice and told stories of their time in the service. (Photo by Dave Wilkinson)
  Sharing Unique Voices
The Hummingbird, a resident-produced periodical at Glenmeadow, has provided a voice for residents at the life-plan community in Longmeadow since 2017. The quarterly began as a collection of notes from residents and morphed into a resident-driven literary journal of sorts, featuring stories, poems, articles, memories, reflections, and other food for thought. Pictured: some of the Hummingbird team at an edito- rial meeting, from left: Mona Holtman, Dwight Ebel- ing, Linda Edwards, Pat Smith, and Leslie Hastings.

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