Students Provide Thanksgiving Feasts to Local Families
Wednesday evening LEO’s from Liberty and Century High School worked together with the Freedom District Lions Club, local elementary school counselors and Salernos to provide Thanksgiving feasts for 25 local deserving families. “We are very proud of these LEO’s. These young men and women are making a difference right here in our community “said Lions Club Youth Outreach Chairman J.R. Helmick. “This project is very important to our community and we are thankful for everyone who helped make this possible. “These families are counting on us for their Thanksgiving and we are thankful to be in a position to help.” said Liberty LEO Project Leader Faith Lee.
LEO’s raised money and handled all logistics. Salernos owner Bruce Reamer prepared a meal fit for royalty at prices the LEO’s could afford making it possible to provide meals for more families.
Helmick contacted local elementary schools to identify deserving area families. School counselors contacted candidate families and with their permission, Helmick contacted the family and offered assistance. The school counselors are aware of families in distress and without their help, we could not pull this off.
Century LEO Project leader Carrie Cook and Liberty LEO Faith Lee worked for the past several weeks preparing for today. They assembled anxious teams of LEO’s, friends and family members and approximately 25 teenagers from two high schools showed up with nothing on their mind except helping their neighbors. Community service is a team effort for the LEO’s.
The LEO Clubs at Liberty and Century High School are community service clubs led by students, run by students and staffed by students. Together the clubs number just under 100 students.
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