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December 15, 2006

Eighth-graders give money for kitchen programs at CW's Benjamin Powell House

Eighth-graders from St. Mary’s All Angels School in Aliso Viejo, Calif., learned more than events that took place in the 18th century during their visit to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area Dec. 4-5. They learned the importance of giving.

St. Mary’s All Angels School offers a unit of study in philanthropy. During their visit, the class presented $100 to the Foundation. The money will be used for educational programming at the Benjamin Powell house for kitchen activities.

“It’s encouraging to see young people involved with the community and fund raising. This gift embodies Colonial Williamsburg’s mission ‘that the future may learn from the past’,” said Barbara McGowan, a supervisor in the Department of Historic Site Interpretation. “Their donation will enrich the lives of students visiting Colonial Williamsburg in the future.”

Founded in 1994, St. Mary’s All Angels School is non-denominational Christian school, focusing each day on preparing students for the world in which they will work and live.

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