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Immaculate Conception students continue work on the “Uganda Water Project”

By Shaye Reagan

Twelve-thirty on a Wednesday sounds like a good time for a parade, right?  No?  Well, this is not your typical parade.  Students from Immaculate Conception School will be venturing out tomorrow on an unusual type of parade called a Water Walk.  It is both a walk of sacrifice and a walk of celebration.

For the past 3 weeks, ICS students have been partnering with a non-profit from Lima, NY called the Ugandan Water Project (UWP).  In this partnership, ICS students are raising money that will fund complete installation, education and maintenance of a Water Collection Tank and Filtration system in a school in Uganda. 

Individuals and businesses throughout our community have supported this incredible service and learning opportunity.  In fact, ICS has reached its goal of $3,600 and is now praying that we would and be able to help TWO schools!  It is not too late to be part of this.  You are welcome to visit www.ugandanwaterproject.com/ics to support this.

You can also support this project by mailing a check made payable to ICS, 24 Maple Avenue, Wellsville NY 14895. Remember to include a note that the donation is for the UWP!!!

This project has always planned in culminating in a Water Walk.  Students from ICS will be walking through downtown Wellsville while carrying gallons of water.  (This is a small amount in comparison to the 5-6 gallon jerry cans kids like them are carrying around the world!). The Water Walk will be work for our kids, but will be a rich and rewarding reminder of the blessings they have and a celebration of their accomplishment.  The biggest celebration, though?  There will be a community (or two?!?!?) in Uganda who will have easy access to clean water for at least the next TWENTY years! 

If you love parades, this will be one to remember.  We will be starting at ICS on Wednesday, November 16th at 12:30pm and will travel down Maple Avenue to Pearl Street, South on Main Street and then up on East State Street to return to school.  If you are free, please come out and cheer these students on! 

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