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PPR Bushey Food Drive 1128

P-R PHOTO/GABE DICKENS Michaela Bushey (center) signs a form for Melissa Walton (right), the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity Community Outreach Center coordinator in the Town of Black Brook, to complete her donation of about 200 food items for the program. Looking on at the Black Brook Town Hall is Bushey's aide, Heather Gravatt. Bushey collected canned food and other items for an endeavor that began as a graduate-school project at SUNY Plattsburgh but became a gesture of gratitude for community support after the spinal cord injury in 2010 that left her mostly paralyzed.