A full truckload of canned goods and other non-perishable items were collected from students in grades pre-kindergarten through 5th. The Student Council is sponsored by S-TES counselor Renee Guajardo, and Emilia Dominguez, elementary school principal, who worked hand in hand to help the children collect the necessary items.
The bags of non-perishables were picked on Wednesday morning, Dec. 19, by Lions Russ and Ann Duggins and taken to Sam and Charlie’s house for storage. The Christmas Baskets were then put together on Saturday morning and included a 10- to 12-pound turkey. After putting together 10 baskets with lots of goodies that the children had collected, there was still enough to build another five to 10 baskets. The baskets were delivered that afternoon to citizens of the STISD area from a list that they received from the school nurse, who has worked with the Lions over the past several years.
In this year’s endeavor, three groups came together to help provide item and do the work involved. The S-T Lions Club organized the event; Thomas J. Henry, a prominent law office in Corpus Christi, donated the turkeys, and the S-T Elementary students collected the non-perishables. All three of these groups worked together to give some families a good Christmas dinner this year.