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Bunco Babes love Backpack Buddies

The St. George Plantation Bunco Babes donated $530 to the Backpack Buddies Program at their last event. The ladies get together to play Bunco the first Wednesday of each month. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it involves dice, luck (no skill required), good food (the ladies each bring an appetizer to share), good drinks (use your imagination) a chance to be the Bunco Queen and wear a crown, and the crown and to win prize money.

For the last two months the Bunco Babes have donated their winnings to the Backpack Buddies Program. The collected money was presented to Natasha Creamer, the program coordinator, at the April Bunco game.

The Backpack Buddies Program, sponsored by the Franklin County Nutrition Association, provides backpacks of kid-friendly food each weekend for children who qualify. The backpacks contain food for two breakfasts and two lunches during the weekend. The kids return the backpacks each week to have them filled again for the next weekend.

The cost is approximately $25 per child per weekend. 

At this time the program is serving 59 children with others that could qualify with increased donations and commitments from community organizations. 

For more information about the Backpack Buddies Program and how you or your organization can help, contact Creamer at bpbprogram@gmail.com or call 850-670-2832 or 850-323-0576. 


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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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