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Consider the power of an hour; become a lunch buddy

One hour, every other week, is all it takes to meet a new friend, brighten a child's day and give back to the community as a volunteer, according to Brendan Bogart, Lincoln Elementary principal.

Consider being a lunch buddy, to eat lunch with a child, play a game, or just visit at that child's school two times a month.

"Being a lunch buddy is one of the easiest and most fulfilling volunteer experiences I think one could have," said Kari VanWakeren, pastor.

The lunch buddy initiative is a program of District 206 Community Education and United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Mentors are being matched now.

For more information, e-mail or call (320) 762-3310, extension 4274.