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GRB’s H.O.P.E. Club exemplify the true meaning of Christmas

Students of G. Ray Bodley’s H.O.P.E. Club are giving back to their community this holiday season.

Pictured is junior Kaitlyn Kinney, H.O.P.E. Club Co-president, with G. Ray Bodley ninth grader Mike Flynn.
Pictured is junior Kaitlyn Kinney, H.O.P.E. Club Co-president, with G. Ray Bodley ninth grader Mike Flynn.

On a Saturday in early December, members of the club volunteered to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

Students signed up for two hours at a time and collected monetary donations inside the doors of Fulton’s Price Chopper.

The H.O.P.E. Club also sponsored a two-week Hat and Mitten Drive at G. Ray Bodley.

The guided study hall with the most items were treated to a breakfast celebration brought in by H.O.P.E. Club Advisor Cathy Cronk.

Students at GRB collected hats and mittens during the month of December. The guided study hall with the biggest number of items collected were treated to breakfast. Pictured on the left is substitute teacher Kate Spanagel, Donivan Fancher, Justin Broadwell and Ben Hagan. On the right in front are Cloreesa Dingman, Shamika Austin and Mike Flynn. In back are Tatyana Hoyt and Michael Alder.
Students at GRB collected hats and mittens during the month of December. The guided study hall with the biggest number of items collected were treated to breakfast. Pictured on the left is substitute teacher Kate Spanagel, Donivan Fancher, Justin Broadwell and Ben Hagan. On the right in front are Cloreesa Dingman, Shamika Austin and Mike Flynn. In back are Tatyana Hoyt and Michael Alder.

Gracia Thompson’s class won with nearly 30 winter weather garments.

A total of 300 hats and mittens were collected in the building.

The items were donated to school nurses in the district.