Last updated: January 30. 2014 9:23PM - 450 Views
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Elkin Student Body President Courtney Beals and president of the school's Interact Club discussed the importance of meeting the needs of others through school fundraising projects.
Elkin Student Body President Courtney Beals and president of the school's Interact Club discussed the importance of meeting the needs of others through school fundraising projects.
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Elkin High School senior and Student Body President Courtney Beals recently spearheaded another food-raising project with the school’s Interact Club that netted more than 1,448 pounds of food going to local Tri-County Christian Ministries during the holidays.


The food amount was so large that students enlisted the help of Elkin City High School Principal Joel Hoyle’s pick-up truck. The truck was pressed low to the ground while carrying so many goods, said Beals.


On Halloween, Interact Club, of which Beals is also president, raised 333 pounds.


Beals explained the food fundraiser remains an important mission as Tri-C is a local discount food store that meets the other’s needs.


During the holidays, the Interact Club students put an ad in The Tribune stating, “We need help.”


In response, the community rallied behind the group. With local’s help they more than tripled the goal of the food amount raised on Halloween.


Speedy Chef restaurant provided a free breakfast for participants in support of the project.


Beals said Elkin High School Interact Club began with only nine members. She stated it has grown to 60.


Beals said the Interact’s motto is “service over self” and called it her favorite school club.


Tri-C is located at 134 Bluff St., Jonesville, NC 28642. The telephone number is 526-1089.


In addition, Interact is planning a intramural powder puff volleyball tournament for Relay of Life in the spring, said Beals.

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