Tuesday, November 30, 2010
SBP Middle School sponsors four families at Thanksgiving
Middle School students at St. Bernard Preparatory School contributed to the St. Vincent DePaul organization at Sacred Heart Church to make Thanksgiving special for four families in the local community. Originally each class was to adopt one family, but the overwhelming support made it possible for the two combined classes to support four families for Thanksgiving Dinner.
Ms. Martha Ann Warnke, Religion instructor, organized a grocery list and asked for items to be contributed for each box. The grocery list consisted of a turkey, stuffing mix, green beans, sweet peas, sweet corn, evaporated milk, canned pumpkin, deep dish pie shells, jello pie filling, graham cracker pie shells, instant mashed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, spiced apple rings, marshmallows, dinner rolls, sugar, imitation vanilla, cake mix, canned frosting, turkey roasting pan, cake baking pans, roasting bag for turkey, thanksgiving table cloth, plates, napkins, cups and cutlery.
Students selected the items to contribute, and brought it in two-fold. Smiling Ms. Warnke said, “We are so happy with the outpouring support of this project. Cash contributions allowed for each box to be stuffed not only with a turkey, but a ham too.”
St. Bernard Prep encourages students to participate in community service projects. Principal, William Calvert said the teachers are to be commended for their participation in this project as well. Calvert commented, “They were our best leaders in reminding students of the blessings we enjoy daily.”