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Monday, September 22, 2014
Baldwin 4 Children takes a look back
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Donovan Berthoud/Herald
Volunteers from Baldwin 4 Children organized fundraisers over eight months to restore programs at Baldwin schools that were cut in the 2013-14 budget. Back row from left were Richard Damm, Heather Cameron, Rico Nardone and Pat Jenkins. Front row from left were Jen Clavin, Linda Degen, Lynn Maniace, Matthew Maniace, Deborah ReBore and Mary Jane Kearns.

After the organization’s prodigious fundraising, Clavin said, its work appeared to be finished. Recently, however, B4C announced that it would be hosting Baldwinpalooza 2 on Sept. 13 at the middle school. Proceeds from the event will go to the Baldwin Foundation for Education, which will fund mini-grants for teachers for technology, arts and music or athletic clubs and activities. Since B4C is now known throughout the community, Clavin explained, it made sense for the organization to host the event.

In May, the community passed a school budget for the upcoming school year that restores program funding to pre-2013-14 levels.

Looking back a year later, Damm called B4C “a success story.” “It was tiring,” he said, “but it was something that I don’t think many other communities could have pulled off.”

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