LEAD Polk help­ing Camp An­ti­och for class project

Group uses con­ces­sions to help raise funds for com­puter lab at the Polk Har­al­son Chris­tian Life Cen­ter

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The LEAD Polk Class of 2018 con­tin­ues to march for­ward through class work and tours around the area learn­ing all there is to know about what’s hap­pen­ing lo­cally.

How­ever this past week­end, the class took a break from their busy sched­ule to serve the guests who came out to en­joy a night at the rodeo at Haney Arena as part of their project to give back to a lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The class took over the con­ces­sion stand at the Rodeo this past Fri­day and Satur­day night with an as­sort­ment of items to help raise money to pro­vide Camp An­ti­och with a com­puter lab for use by the stu­dents who uti­lize ser­vices dur­ing the weekdays af­ter school.

LEAD Polk Class of 2018 is us­ing 100 per­cent of the pro­ceeds from con­ces­sion sales to go to­ward the pur­chase of com­put­ers and other items needed to com­plete the project.

Jan­ice Ste­wart, the ex­ec­u­tive director of Camp An­ti­och, ex­pressed her ex­cite­ment about the or­ga­ni­za­tion be­ing cho­sen for the 2018 class project.

She said dur­ing the week, a num­ber of chil­dren come take ad­van­tage of Home­work Helpers (she does ask for ap­point­ments to be made to en­sure there’s plenty of vol­un­teer help avail­able.) They also host the Ig­nite Home School Co-op, scouts and more.

The an­nual Teen Maze is also held at Camp An­ti­och in Novem­ber, or­ga­nized by Polk Fam­ily Con­nec­tions.

“We are so ex­cited about be­ing cho­sen by the LEAD Class of 2018 for a project to pro­vide com­put­ers for our Stu­dent Study Cen­ter and other stu­dent min­istries,” Ste­wart said.

LEAD Polk Class of 2018 mem­bers are ask­ing the com­mu­nity to help out and en­joy a snack at this week­end’s rodeo, but those who can’t make it out and want to help can contact the Stan­dard Jour­nal at 770-7481520 ex­ten­sion 2 for more in­for­ma­tion about how to help.

/ Con­trib­uted by Missy Ken­drick

The LEAD Polk Class of 2018 is keep­ing busy through their first weeks of ses­sions, and most re­cently learned about the lo­cal in­dus­trial ca­pac­ity in tours of sev­eral fa­cil­i­ties, which in­cluded Ad­vanced Stor­age Prod­cuts, Tip­Top Poul­try, Meg­gitt, She­boy­gan Paint and Oglethorpe Power’s lo­cal gen­er­at­ing sta­tion. They’ll con­tinue class and project work through the end of Novem­ber.

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