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Natural History Museum collecting food donations

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A food item donated to an East Tennessee museum will be worth $1 off the price of admission for visitors.

The East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site is collecting food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee through Dec. 16.

East Tennessee State says some items that are most needed include cereal, rice, dried beans, canned meat, canned soups, spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, baby food and diapers.

The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It showcases the 5 million-year-old Gray Fossil Site, and new exhibits are added periodically. Rhino and turtle display cases are currently on display.

There are also special events and youth programs.

Online: http://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum

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