Eagle Mountain Elementary students collect cans for Christmas Brings Hope

Featured image (from left): Eagle Mountain fifth grade students Anderson Fisher, Dawson Matthews, Adalynn Baxter, and Wren Wyatt help pack non-perishable items at the Independence County Fairgrounds for delivery to individual families. Image submitted.

Eagle Mountain Elementary collected over 1,000 more cans than their goal this year with a total of 4,572 non-perishable items for Christmas Brings Hope.

The students had a friendly competition for who brought the most items. Julie Huff’s second-grade class won the competition by collecting 988 non-perishable items. Carol Williams’ fifth-grade class came in second with 571 non-perishable items, and Julie Grace’s first-grade class brought 377 nonperishable items.

Christmas Brings Hope is an annual campaign that picks up non-perishable food items from area residents to help those in need each holiday season.

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