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Racing to End Senior Hunger: Meal Pack Event Was Major Success

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AARP "Drive to End Hunger" Meal Pack Event was a major success  

On Saturday, July 5, 266 volunteers from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York came to Lime Rock Park and packed 24,000 “primary meal” food boxes for area senior citizens in need. The effort was the kick-off event for the track’s 2014 charity partnership with the AARP’s “Drive to End Hunger” campaign, spearheaded by NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon, who’s scheduled to be at Lime Rock Park in September for a big fundraising day.

The meals will be distributed by Connecticut Food Bank to those in need in Northwest Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and Dutchess County, New York.

Track President Skip Barber said, “I can’t think of a larger, more important effort for the local community Lime Rock Park has ever organized in its 58 years. I am so proud of all the people who contributed their time to make this such a huge success.”

* Sharon’s “Harlem Line” band provided a wonderful energy to keep the assembly line rockin’ and a rollin’ during the three hour effort

* Terrific performers from the TriArts Sharon Playhouse entertained both the AARP volunteers and the thousands of spectators on-hand for the Salisbury Rotary Club Independence Day Fireworks show

Photos: Click here for a great album of photos taken by Lime Rock Park photographers Greg Clark and Casey Keil

More photos at "Drive to End Hunger" Facebook page

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Check back at www.limerock.com for updates on this season’s activities with Drive to End Hunger. To learn more, please visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org or follow @Drive2EndHunger on Twitter.

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