FBLA students visit elderly, bake cookies

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Throughout December, members of the Oconto Falls High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter engaged in numerous activities to give back to the community.

To kick off the holiday season, FBLA hosted the annual Stick It to Hunger food drive. From Dec. 2-19, students at Oconto Falls High School and Washington Middle School donated a variety of nonperishable food items for Kingdom Come Food Pantry in Oconto Falls. More than 1,800 items were collected and given to the food pantry.

In addition to the food drive, FBLA members visited the elderly at Sharpe Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oconto Falls on the morning of Dec. 20. FBLA students gave their time to play games, color and make crafts with the elderly.

After school on Dec. 20, members of the FBLA chapter baked homemade goodies for Kingdom Come Food Pantry and homebound elderly in the area. More than 3,500 baked goods were packaged and delivered throughout the community in hopes to bring a little Christmas cheer to those in need. The baked treats included sugar cookies, haystacks, red-velvet cookies and M&M cookies.

This annual cookie baking event teaches members the importance of giving their time to help their community. The following students volunteered to help: Josie Ausloos, Alex Barribeau, Sabrina Brasier, Liz Coopman, Jacob Ellman, Madison Fischer, Nick Gering, Scott Heller, Jack Huberty, Jade Jacquet, Emily Kilmer, Brooke LaCount, Liza Leja, Megan Loberger, Ally Magnin, Carolyn Malcheski, Hunter Reed, Corrina Romandine, Brittany Russell, Catherine Shockley, Mikaela Thomson, Courtney Van Haren and Holly Virtues.

Also volunteering were Jill Brasier, Sam Brasier, Bonnie Johnson, Derek Tate, Teagan Tate, Amber Konop, Charli Broderick, Addisyn Trepanier, Brynn Larsen and FBLA advisers Tracy Tate and Starlet Malzcheski.

— Brittany Russell