Hope for the holidays

By Jenny Johnson
Staff Writer
Service Club played Santa Claus to families this holiday season, bringing not only presents and clothes but also hope.
Service Club director Dave Jacobson has held Adopt-A-Child for many years now and this year got 65 children from 25 needy families.  Third-period classes and clubs fundraised for the event
Gifts of all types came in this year, including many toys for the children, along with clothes and winter wear for the cold weather ahead. There were also cash donations.
This year 36 third-hour classes chose names, along with the boys’ basketball program, Student Council, Junior Leaders, the food services department, Italian Club, the main office staff, the attendance office, the social studies division, FCCLA, the health services staff and many other teachers.
“It was a great turn out this year,and I plan on doing this for many years to come as long as the students are up for it.” said Jacobson.
Monday, Dec. 6, the gifts were wrapped with cards and tags. The following day presents were delivered to C.E.D.A. (Community and Economic Development Association).
Parent’s were allowed to pick up all gifts at C.E.D.A. Dec. 9, where they would be saved for Christmas day.
Even though the gift recipients were left confidential, giving to a family in need gave donors a feeling of satisfaction.
Jacobson said of the donors, “They know they are helping out in every kid’s Christmas.”