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November 17, 2003

Centre to hold Poverty

and Homelessness Week

To raise awareness, several Centre College student organizations are sponsoring a week of activities that simulate and expose participants to the realities of poverty.

Centre's annual Poverty and Homelessness Week runs today through Saturday. Activities include a clothing drive, a coffeehouse with performers from Louisville shelters, a hunger-simulation banquet, a shoe drive and a homeless sleep-out.

Money will be raised for the HOPE Center shelter in Lexington. The Panhellenic Council will serve food at the Salvation Army. Students will fast, and the meal money they would normally spend will be donated to a world hunger relief organization.


The sleep-out is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity. Seventeen of its members will camp out on the lawn in front of Old Centre from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday.

"Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come and join us throughout the night. We'll have live music, contests, soup and hot cocoa. It's going to be cold, but that's why we'll be out there," said Centre senior Frances McClasky, president of APO.

Donations will be accepted for Louisville's Goat Walker Caf, a caf for the homeless.

Smoking cessation classes

begin Jan. 8 at health department

The Central Kentucky Cancer Program in partnership with Ephraim McDowell Health Care Foundation encourages individuals who smoke to kick their habit Thursday during this year's Great American Smokeout.

Free smoking cessation classes will begin 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Boyle County Health Department. Classes will meet weekly for 13 weeks.

Participants will be responsible for purchasing nicotine replacement therapy.

To sign up or for more information, call Roger Trent or Stacy Woodrum at (859) 236-2053.


Alum Springs First Church of God will have music by God Sent at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30. The church is on Ky. 300. The date was incorrect in Friday's newspaper.


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