With monetary donations from Hat Day and PJ Day at school, a dodge-ball tournament, two dinners at Red’s Hometown Market, the rotating junk trailer and the hunger protest, the Spring Grove High School Student Council was also able to purchase many cases of food and these 12 turkeys that Grace Edgington is ready to take out to load in a truck.
With monetary donations from Hat Day and PJ Day at school, a dodge-ball tournament, two dinners at Red’s Hometown Market, the rotating junk trailer and the hunger protest, the Spring Grove High School Student Council was also able to purchase many cases of food and these 12 turkeys that Grace Edgington is ready to take out to load in a truck.
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Many families will be thankful for the hard work that the Spring Grove High School Student Council put into its food drive this year, as members were able to collect 7,860 pounds of food that went directly to the Houston County Food Shelf in Caledonia and will benefit many needy residents.

The student council participated in the Channel One Food Bank Student Food Drive. For the fourth year in a row they won first place for the number of pounds collected per student.

This year they also won the largest amount of food collected overall.

Seventeen high schools from southeast Minnesota participated in the food drive, but Spring Grove was the only one from Houston County.

"Collecting this much food is a great testament to our generous community and the hard work of the student council," said Renee Eiken, Spring Grove High School Student Council adviser.

"The student council gave tirelessly of their time during this food drive. Thank you to everyone that donated food or money; by giving, you've helped many other people in our county."

The 17 schools that participated collected a total of 38,971 pounds of food. Faribault Foods generously donated an additional 20,000 pounds of food that was divided among the schools' designated food shelves.

Spring Grove Public School also had a contest within its walls. The elementary class that collected the most food was treated to a pizza party. Betty Johnson's kindergarten class won this special treat by collecting 237.2 pounds.

The high school class that collected the most has been given the privilege of pelting the seniors with water balloons. The seventh grade class was the lucky winner with 177.4 pounds of food collected. The school is waiting for a warmer day for this special event.