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During August, Elva Valentine conducted a fundraiser for the Back Mountain Food Pantry as part of her 30-year celebration of Valentine's Jewelry at the same location on Route 309, Dallas. Each month, for the entire year, she has provided raffle prizes from her inventory to raise money for various community-based charities. Mari King from Misericordia University also helped in selling some of the raffle tickets. Valentine recently presented $1,100 to the Rev. Roger Griffith, president of the board of directors of the Back Mountain Food Pantry. The donation will help the food pantry provide an estimated 200 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families in the Dallas and Lake-Lehman School Districts. At the check presentation, from left, are Valentine and Griffith.

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