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30-Hour Famine is this weekend

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By The Staff

About 85 local students will go without food and sleep in a cardboard box this weekend.

According to Dave Collie, youth minister at Campbellsville Baptist Church, 26,000 children die all over the world every day from hunger-related issues.

"That is 300 school buses of children every day."

The 30-Hour Famine event will begin Friday at 7 a.m. and continue through noon on Saturday. Churches involved are Campbellsville Baptist, Living Grace and First Church of God.

The event will take place at Miller Park near the amphitheater. Collie welcomes community members to stop by and check it out.

"We will be putting 26,000 plastic forks in the ground along the road of Miller park to help people visualize how many people that really is," Collie stated.

A time of worship is scheduled for 9 p.m. on Friday at the amphitheater for those who would like to stop by.

The students will be going door to door on Saturday morning collecting canned food to help with hunger-related issues locally. Those who would like to donate canned food may also drop it off at the park on Friday evening or Saturday morning until 11 a.m.

The event is affiliated with World Vision, an organization committed to helping win the war on hunger.

The students' goal this year is to raise more than $4,000. Those who wish to donate money for the project may call Collie at 465-8115 by Tuesday, April 28. Every dollar raised feeds a child for one day.

For more information, visit www.30hourfamine.org.