TEAMWORK. For less fortunate families, sophomore William Gauthier and senior Jessica Kneeland pack meal boxes. photo/THOMAS MCDONALD


For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Student Government Association is providing meal boxes to Boone families.

In September, teachers collected money for one week, raising $1400. The Kiss the Pig fundraiser provided enough funds to make 30 boxes. At the football game Friday Sept. 14th, Annette Montgomery had the honor of kissing the pig.

[Kiss the Pig] is the best thing we do at Boone. You can see exactly where the money goes, and it helps people right here,” Montgomery said.

The boxes include a coupon for a free turkey from Publix, two pies, green beans, corn, salad and additional Thanksgiving food.

Families contacted can pick up their box in the front office Thursday and Friday after school.

Students involved in the process also benefited from the project.

“[The best thing about doing this is] the warm, fuzzy feeling I get inside my heart [because] I am contributing to helping to end poverty. It’s important to give back to the Boone community because it has given me so much, ” sophomore William Gauthier said.

By Thomas McDonald

Web Editor in Chief

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