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Community celebrates harvest

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Saturday Richmond residents loaded up plates full of delicious local food as part of the third annual Harvest Festival. The social get-together raises money for Richmond Elementary's farm to school program. Program directors and event organizers say more than 25 percent of the meat and produce offered at the school are from local businesses.
   Organizers say last year the event raised about 24-hundred dollars, but those funds went to help local farmers struggling to cope with Irene. They say they're incredibly grateful for the community's supportm but add that new financing methods will be needed in the future to make Farm-to-School programs financially sustainable.

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