Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Western Wayne Families

In the spirit of Thanksgiving Western Wayne School District worked with several individuals and organizations to conduct a food drive to help families in need in their district this holiday season.
Mrs. Bernice Fiorella, Western Wayne School Board President, worked to coordinate the event with many others. Harry Howell has worked on this endeavor for the last twelve years with the American Legion and the veterans. This year Mr. Howell donated $500. Also, the Hamlin Rotary donated $500 dollars and Dave’s Super Duper in Honesdale donated over $1,000. There were also several other doners who wished to remain anonymous.
In addition, Jen Wargo from the Salem Township building did amazing work to coordinate the building, packing, and delivery of donated items with her husband and son. Sue Schlasta, Western Wayne social worker based at Evergreen Elementary, and the Western Wayne Guidance Department in all buildings coordinated the families in the district who needed assistance. Cindy Gibb and the Hamlin Rotary also helped to pack goods. The American Legion and veterans had their trucks ready to pick up at Dave’s Super Duper and some also helped to deliver to the Middle School. The Western Wayne CATS club helped to further organize items for distribution once they arrived at the Middle School.
High School CATS Club members who helped included: Zoey Goldman, 11th grade; Kaitlyn McDermott, 11th grade; Maggie Millon, 12th grade; and Makayla Gregory 12th grade.
“Our work is worth it just knowing that a family will have a good Thanksgiving dinner,” Makayla said. “It is good to help others and not expect anything in return.”
Fellow senior Maggie Millon agrees. “I like helping people out and being there for others like we are all one big Western Wayne family.”
All the many individuals involved in this effort to help Western Wayne families are so glad they could make Thanksgiving better for their fellow Wildcats.

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