Community donates Thanksgiving meals
7 Caln Elementary School families received a Thanksgiving meal from the faculty and Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Troops and Caln Elementary School faculty gave Thanksgiving dinners to local families.
CALN >> A warm meal on a holiday is the perfect way to show appreciation and that someone is thinking of their second family at school.
Girl Scout Troops and Caln Elementary School faculty continued their 10year tradition to supply Thanksgiving dinners on Tuesday for their local families. This year they served seven families.
School officials noted the Girl Scout Troop from Caln Elementary is led by Carol Tritt, one of the building substitutes. Caln’s two guidance counselors, Beth-Ann Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht, organized the receipt and packaging of items to present to the families. Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht said in the spirit of giving, all items were donated to ensure that Caln families felt supported by the Caln community of educators.
“We are very grateful for the support from our local Girl Scout Troop and Caln faculty for being so generous in their contributions to our Thanksgiving program,” Hackmeister said.
Nearly 400 food items were donated by staff and the Girl Scouts. The food was equitably distributed amongst the families. Hackmeister and Knecht said this act of giving demonstrates the compassion that the staff have for students and their families.
Families who received the dinners picked them up at the school on the last student day before the Thanksgiving holiday break. During the pick-up, one parent told them that “we appreciate the donation.” Another said “we can’t wait to cook.”
Hackmeister and Knecht added that staff members eagerly donated the items and appreciated the opportunity to assist their students to enjoy their holidays a little more.
“Each year we are able to assist families in need and provide them with a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner,” Knecht said. “It’s a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful community.”
Girl Scout Troops and Caln Elementary School faculty continued their 10-year tradition to supply Thanksgiving dinners on Tuesday for local families. Caln guidance counselors, BethAnn Hackmeister and Marcy Knecht, are pictured in front of food items donated to one of seven Caln families this year.