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Meals on Wheels @ the Crossroads got a pleasant surprise from two local students at McMurray Elementary School. Claire Henry and Brady Vautier each made generous donations of their profits from the Young Entrepreneurs Fair to Meals on Wheels.

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Claire Henry in front with volunteers from left to right: Kathy Lucey, Maureen Brugger, Program Coordinator – Chris Hafenbrack and Treasurer – Betty Kinol.

This annual fair provided through the McMurray Student Leadership asks students to create a small business, design a unique product, produce it, and sell that product at the McMurray Arts Festival and Young Entrepreneurs Fair. In order to do this, they must recruit investors for seed money, approach a teacher to act as an adviser for their company throughout the school year and then create their product at home. The students not only develop a product but also create the packaging and an advertising plan for it. They then set up a booth for their company at the fair to sell their product.

“Not only are we impressed with their business acumen, but we are honored that these two students would think of us at Meals on Wheels when it came time to donating the profits from their endeavors,” said Susan Hanawalt, Director of Meals on Wheels @ the Crossroads. "We are in the process right now of approaching local companies to support us in our goal of providing nutritious meals for senior citizens in the communities all around our Donaldsons Crossroads kitchen. Claire and Brady have set a fine example of thoughtfulness."

Donations to Meals on Wheels @ the Crossroads can be made directly or given through the Washington County Community Foundation's Day of Giving on September 12. Although our name change is official, we are still listed as Meals on Wheels of Peters Township for this fundraiser. Using either name is fine. For more information, call us at 724.969.1000, check out our website or look at the photos on our facebook page at


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