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Students Lend a Hand to the Phoenix Lion’s Club

The week before Christmas, students at JCB High School volunteered to pack boxes of food at the Fire Station on Elm Street.

Courtney Guzelak (left) asks PE Teacher Angie Neiss how to divvy up the brownie mix while volunteering for the Lion’s Club.
Courtney Guzelak (left) asks PE Teacher Angie Neiss how to divvy up the brownie mix while volunteering for the Lion’s Club.

Students at Maroun, EJD and JCB held a food drive in the month of December to benefit the Phoenix Lion’s Club.

Each year around Christmas, the Phoenix Lion’s gives away packed boxes of nonperishable food to those that qualify for the program.

The Maintenance Department for the Phoenix Central School District transports the collection to the Phoenix Fire Station.

Students with permission slips left from study hall and Angie Neiss’ class to help out.

Food items were sorted first by category; pasta, soup, canned meats, vegetables, fruits and breakfast items.

From left are Kimberly Holbrook, Alexandra Wilson, Alyssa Mulderig, Courtney Guzelak, Amanda Ramsey, Brooke Ensby, Bryn Demong and Jessica Jones.
From left are Kimberly Holbrook, Alexandra Wilson, Alyssa Mulderig, Courtney Guzelak, Amanda Ramsey, Brooke Ensby, Bryn Demong and Jessica Jones.

Then the girls formed an assembly line, placing an item from each category into a cardboard box until the tables of food were cleared.

JCB students packed a total of 142 boxes for people in the community.

The Lions Club was able to pack the remaining 80 plus boxes with the help of more donations.