Key Club’s ‘Harvest of Hope’ food drive has banner year

Freshman Meggie Aivalotis helps gather donations of canned goods in the band room after school on Wednesday. The Key Club’s annual “Harvest of Hope Food Drive” was a success. The donations were taken to Macon Outreach at Mulberry United Methodist Church in downtown Macon. (Photo by KENZIE MUENZER, Gazebo Staff)

By KENZIE MUENZER, Gazebo Staff Writer

Mrs. Hollie Wangerin, advisor for Stratford’s Key Club, said the “Harvest of Hope” canned food drive had overwhelming participation this year. The upper school donated 1,827 items and $165 in donations. The band collected 517 items, an average of 15.7 per person.

Among the seniors, the home rooms of Mr. Griff Ethridge and Ms. Maddie Henderson were the top collectors. Mr. Mike Kelley’s advisory brought in the most among juniors, Mr. Allen Free’s was the most among the sophomore class and Mrs. Michelle Fleming was No. 1 among the freshmen advisories.