Key club donates 77 coats to elementary school
BESSEMER - A.D. Johnston's Key Club got the whole school inspired to gather coats for those in need with winter approaching.
The students' first period classes competed against each other, with Tracy Rowe's class bringing in 40 of the 77 coats donated.
The children's coats will be donated to Washington Elementary students in need, with the remainder going to St. Vincent de Paul, Barbara Waara, Key Club advisor, said.
Principal Dan Vander Velden is congratulating the classes by bringing in donuts, Waara said.
November is devoted to a canned food drive, with collection in first hour classes, and the class that brings in the most cans will earn a breakfast, Waara said.
Key Club is hosting a Scholarship Blood Drive Nov. 22 in the library at the high school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waara said. The goal is for at least 30 people to donate.
The last blood drive was so successful that eight potential donors were turned away, Waara said.