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
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.
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.