Hunger-free holiday

For the last 23 years, the 11th Circuit Court of Missouri has hosted the “No Hunger Holiday” campaign in order to help provide Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families around the St. Charles community. The annual event aims to continue efforts to eradicate hunger by extending a hand to needy families during this time of year.

This fall marks the first time that FHC is participating in this competition to support the efforts of the “No Hunger Holiday” campaign. The campaign at FHC is being run by Dr. Arnel’s Principal Advisory Council and supported by Student Council and Saeger Middle School. High schools in the area will be taking part in the competition to see which school can donate the most turkeys for families in need.

A coin war will take place in the cafeteria from now through Wednesday of next week in order to raise funds with which turkeys will be purchased. During this time, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors will compete against each other to see which class can raise the largest amount of money. Donating cash and silver change will add to the class’ total, while pennies will count against it. Students may also choose to add pennies to the jars of other classes in order to deduct from another grade level’s’ total. At the end of the competition, the winning class will receive ice cream at lunch as an incentive.

Principal Lucas Lammers hopes to receive enough turkeys to fill his office by the end of the competition. On the morning of Nov 20, students may choose to donate frozen turkeys to help fulfill this goal.

“Holt donated 350 last year,” Mr. Lammers said. “We’re hoping for 500 or more.”

The total amount of money raised by all four classes during the coin war will be used to purchase turkeys for families in need of a Thanksgiving meal. On the morning of Nov. 20, Officer Lenac, our liaison to St. Charles Family Court, will come by Mr. Lammers’ office to pick up all the funds and turkeys that were collected.

“When Officer Lenac picks up turkeys that morning, he’ll make a pit stop at the store to pick up our other turkeys,” said Mr. Lammers.

If FHC is able to collect 500 or more frozen turkeys for the campaign, Principal Sonny Arnel has agreed to wear a turkey costume to school on Nov. 26.

By participating in the “No Hunger Holiday” campaign, FHC hopes to help make a small difference in the lives of needy families in the area. To assist in these efforts, students can drop spare change in the donation jars located in the cafeteria throughout the week and also bring in frozen turkeys to the office on the morning of Nov. 20.