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Clothing, toy drive benefits fire victims

| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 4:45 a.m.

Southmoreland School District officials are coordinating a clothing and toy drive to benefit four district students who lost their home to a fire Sunday afternoon.

John Lee, Scottdale Elementary School principal, said the effort will help the four children of Shane and Penny Rush, whose mobile home in Terrace Acres, Upper Tyrone Township, was destroyed by a blaze, the cause of which has yet to be determined.

Lee said the children are three boys, ages 6, 13 and 15, and a girl, 8. The two older boys wear men's pants, sizes 36 and 38, and extra-large shirts. The two younger children wear size 10.

All donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Scottdale Elementary. More information is available by calling the school at 724-887-2020.

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