Brendan King has sent this report — and photos — about Cave Spring High School clubs’ efforts this holiday season:
On Sunday, Nov. 23, Cave Spring High School’s SCA, FBLA, and Beta clubs collected more than 200 bags of food from the Penn Forest area for the Community Christmas Store. Late in the afternoon that Sunday, students and volunteers set off in cars, vans, and trucks to pick up the bags filled with nonperishable and personal items left on porches and near mailboxes. The same day, volunteers from the Christmas Store hauled away the stuffed bags, which were stapled with a red or white information sheet, for the needy in trucks.
Two weeks earlier, the SCA distributed about 800 of those bags, which were donated from area Kroger stores. Through the help of a well-coordinated mapping system, the SCA was able to hand out about 300 more bags than last year. The Cave Spring High SCA wants to express their gratitude toward the Penn Forest area for all of their donations.
In a separate fundraiser, Cave Spring High School’s DECA club is currently collecting donations of nonperishable foods for needy families. The DECA club is still accepting donations, which can be dropped off in the school’s front office. Through their hard work and effort, Cave Spring High School has clearly expressed the love for their community in many ways throughout this holiday season.