Approximately 50 fourth- and fifth-grade students in Lounsberry Hollow School have been promoting and participating in community service activities this autumn.
The students are members of the Kiwanis based group, The K Kids. This group, facilitated Mrs. Barbara Monschauer, advocates service to school, community, and the world.
This year the K Kids designed and created eight scarecrows and displayed them in the school's main lobb for the annual Take the Scare Out of Hunger Food Drive.
Faculty, staff, and students were invited to vote for their favorite scarecrow by placing a non-perishable food item in a box labeled with the scarecrow's name.
The winning scarecrow this year was Dr. Halloween Devil, who, like the school's physical education teachers was a huge Devils hockey fan! Last year's winning scarecrow was also dressed in a Jersey Devils-themed costume.
The K Kids once again took part in Trick or Treat for UNICEF. They created posters to advertise the collection and distTibuted boxes to all students in the building. This initiative allows children to collect money while trick or treating and the students of Lounsberry Hollow stepped up to the challenge and raised over $400.
All money collected is donated to UNICEF to provide services to children worldwide.
In November, the K Kids were creative and hardworking on activities for seniors in our community. The students are also facilitating a pajama drive in conjunction with Scholastic.
New pajamas are being collected through Dec. 2 and Scholastic will donate a new book for every pair of pajamas collected. All pajamas and books will be donated to Pajama Project, a program that aims to make a co111forting bed time for children that are facing instability. In December, students will experie11cc; first hand having a direct impact on others as the K Kids will spend an afternoon reading to younger students in Cedar Mountain and Rolling Hills Primary School.