On Nov. 28, approximately 22 students, including members of the Interact Club, volunteered to set up the Elementary Primary Gym for the Holiday Days of Shopping event on Nov. 29-30. Students worked with Social Workers Samantha Zelent, Stacey Braley and Kelly Bates, and Counselor Wanda Farrell to bring donated gift items to the gym, sort them into categories, and arrange them on tables, floors, shelves and the stage so that district families could shop for holiday presents. The shopping event helped 46 families, including 108 children, receive gifts this year. Any remaining items were packed up by the cheerleading team and sent to the Community Center.
“We cannot thank the community and local organizations enough for the support we received this year,” said Kelly Bates, Elementary School social worker and coordinator of Holiday Days of Shopping. “Everyone who donated their time, money and/or gifts made this event possible. I am so proud to be a part of such a dedicated community and district!” Thank you to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., Heath & Martin, Holley VFW Post 202, Dr. Daniel Schiavone, Craig Lane and family, Holley Rotary Club, The Whole Approach, and many community members for their donations. Just like the back of the Interact Club students’ t-shirts states, this community believes in “Service Above Self.”