Community makes ‘White Christmas’ shine

Published 10:36 am Friday, December 18, 2009

During these very difficult economic times, it is wonderful to see that people who live in this area are still willing to think of others first.

This year the National Honor Society and the Service Learning class at Green High School wanted to start a school based project that could be a continuous project every year.

As the sponsors of these various organizations, we would like to thank all of those who assisted with White Christmas, a Green High School service project to provide Christmas presents to underprivileged children in our school district.

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Through this project, we were able to raise enough money to provide gifts for 12 students in our elementary building. The students of the National Honor Society and the GHS Service Learning class worked diligently to raise this money and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to this project.

These students have completed many tasks this year and we are truly proud of them. Also, we would like to say thank you to several special people.

First, we would like to thank Keith Salisbury for donating money to provide a bus for our students to use to purchase the presents for these underprivileged students.

Mr. Salisbury is a very kind and generous man who is always willing to support our school district. We would also like to thank Bocook’s Garage and R and M Deliveries for their donations.

We also cannot overlook the kindness of Gene Hughes for volunteering his time to drive this bus for our students. We would also like to recognize the generosity of the Green Band Boosters for their monetary donation to this project.

This donation shows how wonderfully our school district can pull together for an amazing cause.

Thank you to John Walsh, school treasurer, for helping us keep all of our money organized.

Thank you to Mr. David Hopper, Mrs. Jodi Armstrong and Mr. Ronald Lindsay for allowing us to work on this project and for being very patient as we completed many fundraisers.

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to give a special thank you to all the community members who donated to our donation jar at all the sporting events.

The community members of Franklin Furnace have really opened their hearts and their wallets to help a great cause. Thank you for all you do to help support the community.

On behalf of Megan Large, GHS Librarian and Service Learning Teacher, and myself, Happy Holidays!

Mindy Clark

Green High School National Honor Society Sponsor