Members of the Fitch Interact Club had a busy December in helping their community. Their first project was working at the Rescue Mission, serving the evening meal to more than 100 residents and other hungry folks.
Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army is another annual project, this year members spent Dec. 17 collecting donations.
The main project for December was their semi-annual food drive, which raised more than 1,500 items in one week. Heading the project was President Kaleigh Choma, who worked with advisor Tina Kubacki and the Fitch math department to reach a huge number of students. The majority of the food went to Austintown Community Church for its pantry outreach program for those in need. Some items were also sent to the Rescue Mission and Sojourner House.
Photos special to the Town Crier
The 2011 Food Drive ended with a big success with collected food donated to Austintown Community Church’s food pantry. Pictured are Interact members, in front: Megan Miller and Kayleigh Choma. Standing were: Sarah Sheffield, Kirstie Thurston, Amanda Rouan, Spencer Skolnick, and Amanda Choma.
To celebrate the success of these projects, a Christmas party was held after school with pizza and snacks brought by members. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austintown and is open to all Fitch students.