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Franklin Regional to air 'Hope for the Holidays' telethon

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By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

It's the season of giving at Franklin Regional.

The district will host its annual “Hope for the Holidays” telethon Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school.

Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank. The event typically raises more than $10,000.

The all-day event is open to the public, said Assistant Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac.

The event is run by students. Student from district television and video classes orchestrate the production, which is sponsored by “Kids Helping Kids,” a student service club at the high school.

Students also provide entertainment throughout the telethon, which is broadcast on Channel 19. It will air live and will be replayed throughout the holidays.

Visitors to the telethon can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win one of 28 prize baskets donated by student groups, families and teachers.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or

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