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Meals At Schools
The board of education was informed at its meeting Thursday night that the price of school lunches in Rocky Hill will be increasing by 10 cents.
John White of Sodexo, which is the food vendor for Rocky Hill Public Schools, said the United States Department of Agriculture did not want the revenue from free reimbursement subsidizing meal costs.
"In other words, if the paid meal costs did not cover the cost of producing the meal. It did not want the free reimbursement to cover the cost," he said.
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In March, the United States Department of Agriculture developed a spread sheet to determine the increase in cost for lunches in each school district. Rocky Hill was slated for an increase of 12 cents, however the USDA caps increases at 10 cents per year.
The prices of lunches at Rocky Hill Schools for next year are as follows:
- Elementary Schools - $2.35 (previously $2.25)
- and - $2.60 (previously $2.50)
- Reduced - 40 cents
Next year, White said meals will be changing from "nutrient-based system" to a "food-based system." Students will have to choose from five items including meat alternatives, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk and must choose a fruit or vegetable along with two other selections.
"There is going to be a lot of big changes," White said.
Patch will have a story on the changes to your child's lunches. Information will also be sent out to parents by Sodexo.
The board of education also at the meeting.
Riverfront Preservation Society Community Tag Sale
Rocky Hill Riverfront Preservation Society will be holding a this weekend to help raise funds to protect Rocky Hill's riverfront.
The Rocky Hill Riverfront Preservation Society is a group of concerned property owners committed to .
"We need your financial support moving forward," said Ed Chiucarello in an email this week. "How could you resist a tag sale?"
The will be at 48 Riverview Rd. on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers and donations are still needed for the tag sale and anyone interested is asked to call 860-563-7833.
For more information about the Riverfront Preservation Society visit their website.
JC & The Vipers To Rock West Hartford
are scheduled to Friday night from 7 to 9 p.m.
"They'll have you tappin' your feet to a familiar beat in no time," according to the event listing on Patch. "Guaranteed to inject your soul with sweet Rock n’ Roll and leave you full of Rhythm and Blues."
The members of J C & The Vipers, who previously played together in another local band, were exchanging emails in early February. All of the men had the desire to perform again and wanted to play more blues and classic rock songs. So, they decided to form a band together.
The local band has performed recently at at and the .
For more information about the band, visit its website, www.themusicscorellc.com/vipers.html
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Food Share Event
Foodshare Inc. along with volunteers from the will be to disadvantaged citizens this Friday at from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
A distribution will also occur on July 6 at the same time. For more information, call the Oasis Church at 860-529-0701 or Foodshare at 860-286-9999.