RACINE — As Southern students prepared for Homecoming, those in grades 7-12 participated in “Service Week” organized by Student Council.
Students had to opportunity to give back in multiple ways, with benefits for the Meigs County Canine Rescue and Adoption Center and the Meigs Cooperative Parish food pantry.
A total of 1,791 items were collected as part of a food drive, with all of the items going to the Cooperative Parish Food Pantry. In addition, a donation of $996.76 is being made to the food pantry for the money raised as part of the “Penny Wars” among the classes.
Also from 7-12 grades, 167 items were collected to donate to the Meigs County Canine Rescue and Adoption Center, and they will be receiving an additional donation of $237.30 raised from the Mad Hatter event
Service week took place last week, with the students now participating in Spirit Week with Homecoming to be held this Friday. The Homecoming events will begin with the parade at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, followed by a tailgate party from 3-6:30 p.m., queen crowning at 7 p.m. and the football game at 7:30 p.m.
Information provided by Student Council advisor Calee Pickens.