Students gather in a circle outside Freeport High School for freshman initiation.Courtesy photoBrent Franklin delivers fresh merchandise from Oakhurst Dairy to the walk-in at Durham Community School one day last week.Melanie Sachs, right, executive director of Freeport Community Services, accepts a ceremonial check from Brooks Brothers Factory Store officials last Thursday at the store, located in Freeport Village Station. From left are Sharon Blake, store manager, and Norman Bisson of Freeport, assistant manager. Bisson applied to the Golden Fleece Foundation, part of the Brooks Brothers social service commitment, for a grant, and the Freeport store was one of 10 in the country, out of 79 applicants, to receive a Golden Fleece Foundation Grant, which in this case was a runnerup grant. Sachs said the money will be used to send five at-risk kids to the Summer Camp Scholarship Program run by Freeport Community Services.Staff photo by Larry GrardEric Fichtner of Houston sits on a bench with his shopping bags while his wife continues shopping at Freeport Village Station. “I’m just a mule,” said Fichtner, who added that none of the merchandise was for him. He didn’t seem to mind.Staff photo by Larry GrardWorkers at Freeport Community Services last week took in an African xylophone, to be sold at the FCS Thrift Shop. The unusual instrument has 12 boards attached to gourds underneath, which together produce the sound, and two mallets.Staff photos by Larry Grard

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