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School Lunch Association holds opening event at Clarenville Middle lunch service


It was an official launch event at Clarenville Middle School (CMS) on Jan. 23, as the School Lunch Association served students at lunchtime.

With the program beginning this past October, CMS marked the first school with lunches served by the 29-year-old organization outside the Avalon Peninsula.

Executive director Ken Hopkins told The Packet the event, which was attended by Clarenville Mayor Frazer Russell and Terra Nova MHA Colin Holloway, everything’s been going great so far.

“It’s always been our goal to expand off the Avalon,” he said. CMS is their 34th school.

He adds that they’re looking to expand further, potentially to other nearby schools in the region.

“This is very much our first stage,” said Hopkins. “Our plan is to move forward … we’ve had schools contact us from Trinity Bay, Stephenville contacted us recently, we’re hoping to see Gander and Grand Falls (and) Clarenville, just right next door.”

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