Castle Heights Elementary participated in a week long food drive for the Carbon County Food Bank. The food drive was under the direction of the school’s student government and adviser Shannon Thompson.
On Tuesday, student government members loaded up the haul and sent it to the food bank to be handed out to those in need. The group also raised enough money from sucker sales to buy 20 frozen turkeys to go along with the canned food items.
Student Government president Grace Broadbear explained that she likes to help people that might not have Thanksgiving or have a meal as enjoyable as she does. She also said that they won’t have too much of a break because when school resumes next week following the Thanksgiving break, student government will put up the school’s Angel Tree.
To participate, students and their families will pull names from the tree to help provide Christmas gifts for needy Castle Heights students. Some of these children may not get a gift this year without the help of generous Angel Tree participants.