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Students help needy families at Thanksgiving

Middle school Beta Club officers (from left) treasurer Rachel Price, president Mary Elledge, vice president Brook Chambers, chaplain Colton Yeager and secretary Larry Morris with food drive collections. The middle school’s Beta Club was one of the many local organizations collecting and distributing food donations for local residents who might be feeling the economic squeeze this holiday season.

The Beta Club is an academic organization for students with excellent grades. Club members also involve themselves in humanitarian and school pride endeavors.

“It’s tough for many people right now,” Beta Club secretary Larry Morris said. “Maybe they had a job but have lost it. This helps ease the burden a little for families during Thanksgiving.”

Each year the club sponsors a holiday food drive that also functions as a competition. The class from each grade level collecting the most donations is rewarded with a pizza party.

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