On October 22nd, the S.A.D.D. organization from the Gladbrook- Reinbeck High School went Trick-O-Treating for canned goods, and it was a magnificent success! Fifteen students met in front of the high school at 3:30 p.m. and divided into four groups to best conquer the majority of the houses in Reinbeck. The event was held from 3:30-7:00 p.m., though we hit all the houses by 6:00 p.m. After everyone loaded their collected goods into Kayla Fobian's (the S.A.D.D. President) car trunk, it became apparent that the vehicle was bearing a very heavy load!
The students found just why Kayla's trunk was so close to the ground, it was bearing close to 1,000 non-perishable food items! They had collected a variety of goods-from canned vegetables, to microwavable dinners, to packages of toilet paper. On Thursday, October 25th, Kayla Fobian and Aleah Schumann drove over to the United Methodist Church in Gladbrook, which is where the Tama County Food Pantry is located. It took the girls a little over two hours to get the job done, but they filled up two large tables with food!
Fobian was informed of some ways that the system works at the food pantry. After people deliver their donations, they must go through and inspect everything, and get a rid of anything out of date. All people who help with this process are volunteers, and that nobody gets paid for any of their work. She also mentioned that if anybody needs any help buying food, paying their bills, etc., that they should feel free to contact the Tama County Food Pantry, and even if they don't live in Tama County. The Tama County Food Pantry and all the members in the high school S.A.D.D.appreciate your donations!
S.A.D.D. kept busy the rest of last week by hosting a middle school dance.
The Halloween-themed dance was for Gladbrook-Reinbeck students grades 5th- 8th. A discount price of $3.00 was charged to kids who wore costumes, and $4.00 for those who didn't wear a costume. Over eighty kids were accounted for. The kids were ecstatic to have our very own Caleb Heithoff as their DJ for the night!
This was even reported by the DJ himself, "G-R middle school was tight! You guys were great, and had the best cha cha slide participation I've seen!" It was said to be an overall, fantastic success! All proceeds from the dance will go towards purchasing items through Toys for Tots during this upcoming Christmas season!