SPHS Christmas Project provides for 60 children

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 29, 2023

Event done by honors students, student council

SOUTH POINT — It was a joyous day last week at the South Point Community Center.

The building was the site for the annual Christmas party on Dec. 19, the culmination of the efforts of the annual Christmas project at the high school.

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The annual effort, organized by honors students in Ro Kappa and Mu Alpha Theta, along with the school’s student council, provides for clothing, necessities and toys for students from the districts two elementary schools, Burlington and South Point.

This year, part of the effort was paid for with a grant from United Way of the River Cities, as part of their Big Cover Up awards.

The children, who are recommended by teachers and counselors, are taken shopping, before the party, where Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive with bags of toy for them, based on their wish lists.

Deirdra Hughes, a teacher at the school, said this year’s efforts was headed up by teacher Carrie Childers, with assistance from Gara Adkins, Vanessa Collins, Kelli Helton, Katie Hacker and Christen Adkins.

In addition to the toys, children were treated to pizza at the party, from South Point Giovanni’s.