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The Ava High School Leadership Class went to two local churches on Sunday, Nov. 20 and presented the Friday Feast backpack program.
Lucas Tabor and Mikali Elliott spoke at the Southern Baptist Church and Zach Leonard, Kody Kutz, Kattie Balassone and Kayla Dougherty presented at St. Leo’s Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church gave over $800 and the Southern Baptist gave $400.
In addition to these two donations, the program also received a gift this week from David Norman, of Ava Drug. This money is part of the $500 gift that came from a donor in Connecticut who read about Ava Drug in the New York Times and sent money to help feed kids.
Part of the money was used to provide snacks for the kindergarten class at Thornfield. The remainder was given to the Friday Feast program at Ava High School.
The Friday Feast program is now feeding 200 students on the free program every Friday. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades are the ages included in the program.
The class spends $260 every week and it costs us over $9,000 per school year. This is the 4th year the program has been carried out.
“We are good till Christmas and then will be out of money, so if anyone is interested make checks payable to Ava High School Friday Feast,” says class sponsor Liz Kyger.” For more information about the program, or to make a donation, you may contact the Ava High School office at 417-683-5747.