By RODNEY D. BOAM
Franklin County schools collected more canned food and other commodities than ever, said Jenny Hollingsworth, who co-chairs the drive with Krista Christensen. The schools play a huge part of the Elks Christmas Baskets. This year they gathered over 7,300 items to help families.
Both county junior high schools held competitions to help bolster their collections.
Beutler Middle School collected approximately 500 cans with only 138 students while Preston Junior High collected 1,443 items for the baskets. The PJH seventh grade still won with 501 donations.
Preston High School collected a total of 5,848 items. Donations also came from Grace High School.
“We want to thank all the students for collecting the Food for the Elk’s Christmas Baskets,” said Hollingsworth. “Its pretty impressive to see all of the donations.”
This story is sponsored by FCMC: Home Health and Hospice.
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