By: Ella Smith, Contributing Writer
The CHS Key Club and FFA members held successful service activities for the community during the last part of the semester.
Key Club sponsored a sock drive from November 16 to December 18. This was the second year they hosted this event. The donation boxes were located at CHS, CBMS and the Centralia Recreation Center.
Mrs. Kayla Fadler, one of the Key Club sponsors, explained the purpose of the sock drive. “Key Club wants to give back to our student population and socks are something that isn’t always thought about. There are kids who don’t have socks, their socks are old/torn up, or they get wet on the way to school. This provides kids an opportunity to have new socks, clean socks, and dry socks whenever they are in need,” she said.
Key Club collected 376 pairs of socks this year, which is up from 95 last year.
Additionally, the Centralia FFA collected items for the Ronald McDonald House and held a canned food drive for part of their 2020-2021 community service.
The FFA collected 237 items for the Ronald McDonald House from both the middle school and the high school from November 16 to November 20. The FFA advisors took the items, such as socks, peanut butter, crackers, blankets and masks, to the Ronald McDonald House. The food drive, which has been going on for 16 years, collected 2,000 cans of nonperishable food from our community.
Ms. Bruns’s class was the winner for the most items collected for the Ronald McDonald House. Ms. Arens at CES, Mrs. Williamson at CIS and Mr. Harn at CHS were the winners for the most items collected for the food drive.