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VISTO fundraiser at outlet mall Monday and Tuesday

Jan. 26—Cooke County 4-H is setting up a mini golf hole to help support VISTO.

"We're going to set it up this weekend, a little obstacle course hole with the foods that 4-H has collected already," said Janice Williams, one of the group leaders. "We're going to be using the food's packaging, since they're all non-perishable sealed packages, and creating some obstacles and a golf hole."

The hole will be set up in the 35 and Liberty Outlet Mall food court on Monday and Tuesday. People can come out and play the hole in exchange for a donation to VISTO's Backpack Buddy Program. This program helps combat food scarcity by providing school-age kids with food for the weekends that they don't have access to school lunch programs.

"The buy-in is some food, bring whatever, two things, 10 things, whatever they can do," said Williams. "They play the hole and we have a few prizes that local merchants have donated to hand out."

People wanting to play are encouraged to schedule a tee time so that people don't have to wait too long to play. Times can be scheduled by contacting Williams at 940-634-0928.

All donations from 4-H, the mini golf hole and Gainesville ISD will be brought to VISTO on Wednesday morning.

This is part of 4-H's Souper Bowl of Caring drive, which is a nationwide movement to donate to local food pantries that takes place as we approach the NFL Super Bowl.