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Cram a Cruiser returns

The Amherst Police Department is hosting its annual Cram a Cruiser on Nov. 9 and 10 at various locations around town. People can drop off their non-perishable food items for the food bank and gently used winter clothing. Const. Tom Wood (right) of the Amherst Police Department is shown cramming a cruiser with Empowering Beyond Barriers members (from left) Sarah MacAulay, Charlotte Ferguson, Ray Bishop, Alison Lair, Elizabeth Cooke-Sumbu, Veronica Richard and Colleen Dowe.
The Amherst Police Department is hosting its annual Cram a Cruiser on Nov. 9 and 10 at various locations around town. People can drop off their non-perishable food items for the food bank and gently used winter clothing. Const. Tom Wood (right) of the Amherst Police Department is shown cramming a cruiser with Empowering Beyond Barriers members (from left) Sarah MacAulay, Charlotte Ferguson, Ray Bishop, Alison Lair, Elizabeth Cooke-Sumbu, Veronica Richard and Colleen Dowe.

In support of food bank, Coats for Cumberland

AMHERST – The Amherst Police Department is again hosting a Cram a Cruiser event in Amherst. The department’s crime prevention cruiser will be parked at various locations throughout the town and people will be urged to “cram” the cruiser with non-perishable food items and coats.

The food items will be donated to the local food bank. Gently used coats and/or winter wear donated will support the Coats for Cumberland campaign.

The campaign is looking for all sizes of winter wear but in particular, there is a need for sizes 8 and up for boys, and plus sizes for adults.

There has also been a strong need for snow pants as well.

On Nov. 9, the cruiser will be parked at Spring Street Academy from 8 to 9 a.m., West Highlands Elementary from 11 a.m. to noon, at E.B. Chandler Junior High from 1 to 2 p.m. and Sobeys parking lot from 8 to 5 p.m.

On Nov. 10, the cruiser will be at the Walmart parking lot from 5 to 8 p.m.

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