April 2, 2001
Leota Junior High food drive benefits Hopelink
During the Leota 2001 Canned Food Drive March 5 - 9, students were challenged to open their eyes to the world around them and collect 10,000 items for Hopelink. The goal was to break the 1988 record, when most of these students were just born.
Hopelink (formerly the Multi-Service Center) serves over 35,000 people in the Northshore community with food, shelter, housing, transportation, family support, emergency financial assistance, and more.
By midweek Leota met their goal of 10,000 items. At the end of the week over 140 crates of non-perishable items and $2,888 were donated to help those in our community who are in need.
Congratulations go to Mr. Westendorf's house for being the top house at Leota, and for earning Cineplex movie tickets (sponsored by the PTSA). The following won doughnuts (sponsored by ASB) for being the top house of their grade: 7th grade - Mrs. Ludy; 8th grade - Mr. Hansen; 9th grade - Mr. Myette.
Volunteers and supporters for the event included the Lion Channel, ASB, Colleen Boughton, Libby Brown, Debbie Cowden, Linda duNann, Karen Funis, Mike Funis, Anne Fleming, Chris Hauck, Kelly Hawkins, Amy Hebert, Joann James, Linda Jenkins, Beth Mickelson, Norma Murphy, Judy Petersen, Carrie Phelps, Joan Probert, Julie Rice, Teri Ronning, Judy Rutledge, Kim Schmidt, Alida Skold, and Sharon Wilson.