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JES helps with food donation project

By Stephen Dawkins

When two Jemison Girl Scouts needed help, they looked no further than their former elementary school principal, Louise Pitts.
To obtain their Bronze Award, Taylor Brown and Lexi Hann organized a community project: collecting canned food for the Sonlight Center, a local food bank, shelter and thrift store.
“They knew how we like to participate in community projects,” Pitts said. “They brought the boxes and printed out fliers for each class, and I offered an incentive: Any class where each student brought in at least two cans, they would be entered into a drawing for a prize.”
Several classes met the requirement, and Pitts said the prize has yet to be determined.
More than 600 cans were collected during the project’s official time period two weeks ago. Those cans have already been taken to Sonlight Center, and Pitts said students are still bringing in cans.