Local Monticello High School students from the Thanksgiving Food Drive committee were in the spirit of giving last week with the annual tradition of creating Thanksgiving meal baskets. This ensured that 100 local families were able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Holiday meal.
While COVID protocols restricted creative displays such as pyramids stacked with baskets, rolls, yams among more, they didn’t hamper shopping efforts at the Monticello Shop Rite. After purchasing Thanksgiving meal items, the committee went directly to the Ted Stroebel Community Center to get ready for the impending arrival of families.
Working with Jullian Dawson of the United Way once again, the MHS students and staff amassed enough donations for various families across the Monticello region.
Also in accordance with the tradition, the top four winning homerooms received the coveted box of Blowpops. Furthermore, the top first period class had breakfast prepared for them by our generous building administration, APs Mrs. Boardman and Mrs. Estep, and building Principal, Mr. Wilder. The final tally revealed Coach Jasper and Coach Woudenberg’s first period classes as the winners, who donated a generous total of $1,491.13!