Busy Month For School Clubs

Escalon Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Mem­bers of the Escalon Key Club have been very busy lately.

“We are cur­rently spon­sor­ing a friendly com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the clubs at the school to raise money for hur­ri­cane re­lief,” said club ad­vi­sor Rick He­flin.

Each club has placed a jar in up to four classes for the class to do­nate. At the end of the week all the clubs will add up the money they raised and the club with the most will get a pizza party for their next club meet­ing.

“We hope to raise a lot of money for the re­lief and to high­light all the clubs on cam­pus,” He­flin added. “All monies will be do­nated to the Red Cross hur­ri­cane fund.”

On Satur­day, Sept. 23 the Key Club trav­eled to Reno to par­tic­i­pate in an Alzheimer’s Aware­ness Walk. The club raised $400 for the cause and 16 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the walk. Our stu­dents were on the team Kickin ALZ with 20 lo­cal mem­bers that are deal­ing with and sup­port­ing the fight to end Alzheimer’s.”

He­flin said the stu­dents had a great time walk­ing and meet­ing the other mem­bers of the team.

“This dis­ease af­fects so many but since it usu­ally hap­pens in later life most younger peo­ple don’t re­ally know a lot about it. I think it was an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for them and a very valu­able les­son,” said He­flin.

Key Club, the youth arm of Ki­wa­nis, was among those tak­ing part in the Club Rush event hosted at Escalon High School ear­lier this month and the In­ter­act Club was also there, pro­mot­ing their up­com­ing event.

The an­nual Kids in a Box fundraiser, which ben­e­fits the Haven of Peace, will be staged on the foot­ball field at the high school

on Fri­day night, Sept. 29 into Satur­day, Sept. 30. In­ter­act is the youth arm of Ro­tary and is coordinating the fundraising aware­ness event.

Stu­dents will spend the night out­doors on the foot­ball field, con­struct­ing makeshift shel­ters out of card­board boxes in an ex­er­cise that sim­u­lates home­less­ness. They ob­tain pledges for the overnight event, which then go to the women and chil­dren’s cen­ter in San Joaquin County. Set up on the foot­ball field will start about 4 p.m. Fri­day, with stu­dents ‘break­ing camp’ about 9 a.m. Satur­day. The Kids in a Box event is open to adults and youth, seven years and up, with all youth need­ing to be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

PHOTO CON­TRIBUTED

Mem­bers of the Escalon Key Club raised $400 and 16 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a re­cent Alzheimer’s Aware­ness Walk. The stu­dents joined with a lo­cal team at the event in Reno.

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