Sunrise principal Gretchen Evans (right), the Mariner Moose, and student Elliott Barnum.
Sunrise Elementary students were overachievers in the school's annual fall clothing drive for the needy. They collected 595 items, including blankets and apparel, in the Warm and Fuzzy Drive, Oct. 7-14, surpassing a goal of 450 pieces. The donations went to the Northshore Multi-Service Center to benefit the less fortunate this winter.
During a school assembly, Win Hogben of the Multi-Service Center congratulated students for their success in the PTA-sponsored campaign. Kathryn Volk was social service committee chairperson.
The Seattle Mariners' Moose mascot joined in the victory celebration. Sean Grindley of the Mariners organization distributed National Baseball magazines to students. Brett Rhinehardt arranged for the performance by the Moose, who pledged a return trip to Sunrise if students meet their goal in the school's Coin Brigade charity next spring.
Sunrise Elementary will also conduct a Stockings for Seniors project in November and take part in a Mid-Winter Food Drive to benefit the Northshore Food Bank.