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5 Things Sept. 7: Library Card, Healthy Packs and More

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1. High near 86, low around 66
Today there is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog is expected before 9 a.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high near 86. South wind will be 3 to 8 mph. There will be patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind will be 3 to 7 mph.

2. Library Card Sign-Up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Norton Public Library now has new shopper card sets, with both a standard library card and a keychain card. From now until the end of this year, anyone can replace their current library card with a new shopper card set at no charge. In 2013, the library will reinstate the $2 replacement fee. Since children are eligible for library cards when they turn five years old, Norton Public Library will have a contest to see who can match young photos of staff with their current ones. Entry forms will be at the library during September. A winner will be drawn from those who have the most correct entries. Adult prize – Friends of the Library book bag – full of books; Child prize – Friends of the Library book backpack – full of books.

3. Nominate a Business and Person of the Year
At the annual United Regional Chamber of Commerce dinner in November, the organization will be celebrating the Chamber's 2012 Business of the Year and Person of the Year. To nominate a person or business who deserve this recognition complete this form.

4. Are you ready for some football?
The Norton High School varsity football team kicks off the season today in an away game against Carver. The game will start 7 p.m.

5. DBC contest creates healthy packs for children
Deutsche Bank Championship, State Street and Stop & Shop employee volunteers teamed up alongside members of the PGA TOUR Wives Association and PGA TOUR players, to assemble snack packages in Kids Village at TPC Boston in Norton. Teams raced each other to fill approximately 2,000 pre-packaged reusable bags of healthy snack options, which were then delivered to children throughout communities in South Boston, Brockton and Dorchester. The annual initiative focuses on teaching children how to make healthy decisions for snack options and to provide access to healthy food. Team Brockton, pictured, won the challenge in packing their snacks in the shortest amount of time.

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