The 2015 Southern End Strutters and Marticville TSA Christmas Food Drive was a HUGE success. A HUGE thank you to the entire Marticville student body, teachers, staff and the TSA members for their generous contributions and hard work.
TSA members gathered, counted and sorted all of the canned goods for the three weeks leading up to Christmas. We collected enough food to pack 35 complete meals for needy families in the southern end of Lancaster County and especially of the Penn Manor School District. Each meal included: turkey, stuffing, gravy, 20 lbs potatoes, corn, green beans, yams, cranberries, loaf of bread and a pie. Extra donations will be donated to the Loft at Millersville Brethern In Christ Church which provided needed food and clothing to Penn Manor families in need.
This year we tried to get everyone involved. Mr. Baer’s class used it as a classroom lesson. They were in charge of distributing several large 50 lbs bags of potatoes into smaller 20 lbs individual bags. They weighed each large bag to see if the weight was accurate. Then they divided them up into smaller bags and weighed them for accuracy.
Here is a short list of some of our tremendous community members donating to our cause. They are: Four hundred pounds of potatoes were donated by Mr. Ron Metzler of Metzler Farms. Musser Markets donated 15 frozen turkeys. Darrenkamps Markets and Weis Markets donated gift certificate to be used for any needed supplies. Significant money contributions were provided by White Rose Settlement Services, Tierra Graver Real Estate office, Evans family members, SES members and Marticville teachers and staff.