Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanks, Kids !

I have an extra day off this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so Monday was my last day of work before the observance. I got really lucky, and ended the work week on an up note.

I was sent to Central Columbia Middle School, near Bloomsburg, where students collected more than seven thousand cans and boxes of food for the Columbia County Food Cupboard. The school has been at it for ten years, and in that time, the collection has become the second largest in Columbia County. The letter carriers' annual spring food drive is the largest.

The kids and the teachers were extremely proud of what they've accomplished, as they should be. A volunteer from the food cupboard told us more people are seeking help every week, and the food donation from the students at the school comes at a perfect time.

It always hurts to know there are people in need at this time of year. Knowing there are young people interested in the spirit of giving helps take away the pain. I'm sure the lessons learned here will stay with the kids for the rest of their lives.

Thanks for inviting us to be part of your program.

By the way, the mysterious man in black in the photo is WNEP photographer Cory Lukacs.