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Good News You Need for June 25

Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 11:23:19-04

1. Amtrak is restoring the daily Pere Marquette round-trip trains between Grand Rapids and Chicago. This is in response to anticipated demand.
The Amtrack service was suspended on March 21st due to the pandemic.
The company says it continues to take extra steps to keep travel safe, including cashless service and limited bookings to less than half of the capacity to maintain physical distancing onboard trains.
Reservations are required for Amtrak Trains on this route.

2. One crafty teenager is hoping to win big bucks after making a coronavirus-themed prom dress entirely out of Duct Tape.
Using 41 brightly-colored rolls of tape, 18-year-old Peyton Manker spent close to 400 hours handcrafting her gown.
The one-of-a-kind dress recognizes frontline workers and first responders, a virtual high school graduation scene and more.
Now, she's hoping her creation will help her win the $10,000 "Stuck at Prom" scholarship being offered by Duck Brand.
She says she plans to use the money to help pay for college.
Duck Brand will announce a winner July 21.

3. It's strawberry season, and Hostess has a new treat that you can make the most-est out of.
The company has unveiled its new Strawberry Cheesecake Donettes.
The mini donuts are strawberry-flavored with icing on top meant to taste like rich, tangy cheesecake.
These little slices of heaven come in a 10.5 ounce bag, which Hostess probably intends for you to share.

4. Making friendship bracelets is one of Katie Hollister's favorite pastimes. Lately, she's had hours and hours to make them.
But the 14-year-old isn't making bracelets for fun alone, they're also filling empty stomachs. Katie is selling bracelets for between $3-$8.
Her work has added up to about $3,000 for the organization "Feed More."

5. They don't only battle it out to sell the most boxes of cookies, the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee challenged local troops to sew 5,000 masks for essential workers.
They not only met their goal but made almost 10,000!
Among them, Felicity Owen of Nashville picks out really fun prints and she'll take people's personalities or their jobs like pediatricians and make masks that match them.
Felicity admits she had some help from her grandmother. Between the two, she turned in about 450 masks.