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Artists and Athletes Unite to Fight Hunger

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LEESBURG: Lee County High School’s theatre honor society and wrestling team are joining forces this Halloween season to do battle against something very scary: hunger. The LCHS Thespians and wrestlers are working together to support the area’s food bank, Second Harvest, as part of the international Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eats campaign.            

Citizens are asked to donate non-perishable food items or money to feed local families in need. Monetary donations are preferable because the local food bank is able to purchase food items at much lower prices than those available at grocery stores. But all donations will be accepted gratefully. Many smaller school groups are joining the Trick-or-Treat effort, too. The AP English, drama, and dance classes are all making contributions to this effort to assist local families.      

The Thespians began their involvement with the Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat program last year at the urging of their international parent organization. The Lee County group collected nearly 3000 lbs. of non-perishable food items, surpassing all other participating Georgia schools. By working with the wrestling team and other school groups, they are hoping to have an even greater impact on hunger in Southwest Georgia this year.

Donations to the Trick-or-Treat effort can be dropped off at Lee County High School, or interested donors can schedule a pick up at their homes on Monday evening, October 28. To schedule a donation pick up, citizens are asked to contact the theatre program at theatrelchs@lee.k12.ga.us or the wrestling team at mathenyto@lee.k12.ga.us.

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