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HEMS Basket Drive benefits 30 families

Dec. 08, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Many families in the Huntington area had a much happier holiday gathering this year, thanks to the generous support of those who donated to a special Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive at Huntington East Middle School's Highlawn Campus.

Approximately 30 families were served Thanksgiving meals from the baskets, said Ashley Beever, counselor at Huntington East Middle School.

"We would like to express our appreciation for all of those who made our basket drive a big success," Beever said.

"We were able to serve 30 families. Our students conducted a fundraiser dance on Halloween and also participated in a canned food drive homeroom competition.

"Rubberlite donated the 30 turkeys, Heiner's donated 30 packages of rolls, Food Fair donated money to buy materials and, along with the Huntington Area Food Bank, various food items that were needed to complete the baskets," Beever said.

Beever said all of the baskets contained green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, fruit, peanut butter, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, a pumpkin pie, rolls, and a turkey along with lots of other canned food.



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