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OTC SkillsUSA Members Conduct Food Drive

Students in the Okefenokee Technical College SkillsUSA organization wrapped up one of their favorite community service projects just before the Thanksgiving break. Members decorated and filled boxes and crates with food items that were given to families in the area who have encountered financial hardship. The non-perishable items were collected as part of the club’s annual food drive. Families of OTC students were given priority. The drive was very successful, as members SkillsUSA Food Drivewere able to fill a number of large boxes and had canned goods to spare. After the boxes were delivered, the remaining goods were given to a local food pantry. SkillsUSA is a student organization that promotes occupational and leadership skills, self-confidence, quality and pride in work, positive work attitudes, and involvement in community service activities. OTC SkillsUSA members and advisors - Sally Smith, Brent Clemmer, and Debra Moody – would like to thank all OTC instructors and students who donated items and helped with the food drive, as well as community charitable organizations who help families throughout the year.

In a flurry of activity, working quickly to avoid missing class, OTC SkillsUSA volunteers sorted donated food items and deposited them into boxes for delivery. The group stopped just long enough for a photo: (Front, L to R) Sharmaine Moore, Amy Hyers, Jennifer Nails, Dee Mitchell, Sheelia Merritt, Crystal Smith, (Back, L to R) Kelly Lee, Sharyn Cerrillo, Kristi Gross, Melissa Griffin, Victoria Swinson, Judy Simpson, and Patrick Humbers.


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