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Cavs Reach Out to Brighten Holidays

Member of the CHS Interact Club shop for gifts for the Union County Christmas Bureau. Interact was one of many clubs that contributed to the schoolwide effort. Top row: Patrick Smith, 9th, Evan Pikaart, 9th, Miranda Pikaart, 12th, Garrett McCloskey, 11th, Colby Hathaway, 12th, Alexa Augone, 10th, and Emily Brooks, 9th. Bottom row: Jacob Rhinehart, 9th, Amanda McCloskey, 9th, Nicole Manalis, 9th, Amanda Alling, 12th, and Mary Green, 9th.

Cavaliers are reached out this past holiday season in a variety of ways. The CHS SAVE Club sponsored a gift tree through the Union County Christmas Bureau. A tree set up in the Media Center was covered with tags that listed the wishes of fifty children right here in Union County. Special thanks to the many students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members who contributed by fulfilling one or more wishes and donating hundreds of gifts of toys, clothing, and supplies. Clubs and organizations that contributed included SAVE, Interact, Film Club, PAW, Bio Club, French Club, Tri-M, FCCLA, DECA, Student Council, FCA, FBLA, Mural Club, Animation Club, National Art Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and several individual classes. Thank you for your generosity!

A ‘Toys for Tots’ collection barrel was housed in the CHS front office. ‘Toys for Tots’ is sponsored by the US Marine Corps Reserve. Toys were donated through December 19. The primary goal of ‘Toys for Tots’ is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. For more information on ‘Toys for Tots,’ visit http://toysfortots.org/Default.aspx .

A Holiday Charity Run was planned for December 14 at the CHS Stadium. This event was sponsored by the New Global Citizens to raise funds for the Sunshine Charity in Sri Lanka. The Sunshine Charity was founded in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami to take care of children affected by the devastation through the establishment of a day care center and seeks to improve the lives of the children served. To learn more about the Sunshine Charity, visit http://sunshinecharity.org/about.html .

The 2nd annual "Polar Express Experience" was held December 14. Participants were invited to wear their favorite pajamas, ride a trackless train, meet Santa, and enjoy the movie! The event was hosted by the CHS Film Club with proceeds to benefit ‘A Child’s Place’ of Mecklenburg County. ‘A Child’s Place’ works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. For more information visit http://www.achildsplace.org/ .

Written by: Paula White
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 by Paula White

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