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The Susie Foundation, Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 and the Woodland Regional High School Alumni Association teamed up to host the inaugural Valley Dodgeball Classic May 31 at Woodland. A dozen teams hurled dodgeballs at each other for five hours to raise money for the three local organizations. The Dodgefathers (pictured) won the event by going undefeated in the double-elimination portion of the tournament. Event organizers thanked the Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission, Gabe's Service Center and the New Harvest Restaurant for their generosity in helping to put on the event. A second tournament is tentatively planned for next year. –CONTRIBUTED

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Boy Scouts from Troop 109 in Naugatuck recently delivered 10 boxes and 67 bags of food donations as well as $253.49 in cash donations to the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank. –CONTRIBUTED

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St. Bridget School in Cheshire held a dress down day to support the 2014 AngelRide, which took place over Memorial Day weekend. Students were asked to donate $1. Fourth-grade students supported Samantha Strell (center) of Prospect by raising over $350. –CONTRIBUTED

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Nathan DiMatteo of Naugatuck was invited to grade to 1st Dan Black Belt at a grading to be held Aug. 22. DiMatteo, a fourth-grade student at Maple Hill School, demonstrated skills in sparring, 14 forms, Tang Soo Do Kicks, one-step self defense, rolls and break falls. DiMatteo, left, is pictured with Master Doug Wilke. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Naugatuck Emblem Club #160 held its installation of officers on April 27. Annette Balog (bottom row center) was sworn in as club president. –CONTRIBUTED

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Students from the Naugatuck United Methodist Church High School Sunday School volunteer May 18 at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Waterbury as part of the United Methodist Church’s national Change the World campaign. The students, who were supervised by teacher Chris Herb, prepared, cooked and served a meal to clients at the soup kitchen. –CONTRIBUTED

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The Susie Foundation, Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 and the Woodland Regional High School Alumni Association teamed up to host the inaugural Valley Dodgeball Classic May 31 at Woodland. A dozen teams hurled dodgeballs at each other for five hours to raise money for the three local organizations. The Dodgefathers (pictured) won the event by going undefeated in the double-elimination portion of the tournament. Event organizers thanked the Beacon Falls Parks and Recreation Commission, Gabe's Service Center and the New Harvest Restaurant for their generosity in helping to put on the event. A second tournament is tentatively planned for next year. –CONTRIBUTEDBoy Scouts from Troop 109 in Naugatuck recently delivered 10 boxes and 67 bags of food donations as well as $253.49 in cash donations to the Naugatuck Ecumenical Food Bank. –CONTRIBUTEDSt. Bridget School in Cheshire held a dress down day to support the 2014 AngelRide, which took place over Memorial Day weekend. Students were asked to donate $1. Fourth-grade students supported Samantha Strell (center) of Prospect by raising over $350. –CONTRIBUTEDNathan DiMatteo of Naugatuck was invited to grade to 1st Dan Black Belt at a grading to be held Aug. 22. DiMatteo, a fourth-grade student at Maple Hill School, demonstrated skills in sparring, 14 forms, Tang Soo Do Kicks, one-step self defense, rolls and break falls. DiMatteo, left, is pictured with Master Doug Wilke. –CONTRIBUTEDThe Naugatuck Emblem Club #160 held its installation of officers on April 27. Annette Balog (bottom row center) was sworn in as club president. –CONTRIBUTEDStudents from the Naugatuck United Methodist Church High School Sunday School volunteer May 18 at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Waterbury as part of the United Methodist Church’s national Change the World campaign. The students, who were supervised by teacher Chris Herb, prepared, cooked and served a meal to clients at the soup kitchen. –CONTRIBUTEDFEAT_COMM_SoupKitchen
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