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Community Service Day

by Aimee Flaming

November 19, 2011

Throughout the years, Goessel High School has taken a day off from school to go around and help community members by raking leaves. In order for this day to happen, the students must fill up a tall container with many cans of food. They accomplished this goal. This year, the students not only helped people in their community, but they also sent boxes full of toys, toothbrushes and toothpaste, socks, pencils and many other items to kids across the world. This was called "Operation Christmas Child". Students brought things that they had around the house and filled 40 boxes to send off. This was also an O.C. (Outstanding Class) competition. Whichever class, from freshmen on up, filled the most boxes won the competition. 

After the students were done filling the boxes, they split up into three groups to continue serving the community. One group called the "Bake and Take" went to Mrs. Bergin's room and baked many treats for different community members in Goessel and delivered them. Another group went to Bethesda to play bingo with the elderly. The last group went and played with the elementary school kids and helped out in their classrooms.

When the students got back from their various community service duties, it was time for the talent show. The talent show was something new this year. Students who wanted to participate in it had to try out to be able to do their talent on the auditorium stage. Many different talents were shown from singing, to eating something nasty, to telling jokes. The talent show lasted about an hour and a half. Afterwards the students went and had lunch, then it was off to rake leaves. Classes were split up into separate groups with one or two teachers to accompany them. Groups had time to rake at least 2 or 3 yards.  Students returned to school around 2:30 in the afternoon and enjoyed a few snacks before heading home after a hard days work of community service. Great job everyone! The whole day was a success!

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