Students selflessly trick or treat for charity

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

October 30, 2013

If area residents see teenagers trick-or-treating this Halloween, don’t tell them they are too old.

Elkin High School’s Interact Club and Student Council are teaming up to collect canned foods for Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry.

“We’re going to Speedy Chef and then we’re splitting up into groups and taking the main streets in Elkin,” Courtney Beals said.

Beals is the student representative for the schools on the Board of Education.

“Instead of going door to door and saying trick-or-treat, we’re saying ‘Hey, can we have cans?’ Then we’re going to collect all the cans and donate them to Tri-C,” Beals said.

Students will be splitting up into teams and going door to door on several Elkin streets to ask residents for donations. Students will visit Ivy Circle, Hawthorne Road, Dutchman Creek Road, West Main Street and Country Club Drive.

The Interact Club has roughly 50 members and the Student Council is made up of roughly 20. Other students also are welcome to attend.

They will meet at Speedy Chef Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a quick dinner and then hit the streets around 6 p.m.

A student-staffed collection box will be placed at Speedy Chef for donors who wish to participate but do not live on the roads visited.

Last year the students collected 150 pounds of canned food. This year they hope to double that number.

Those interested are encouraged to have their cans ready for the students who stop by.

Reach Taylor Pardue at 835-1513 or at tpardue@civitasmedia.com.