For the second year in a row, a Kennydale Elementary School Kindergarten class has won the Annual Kennydale Food Drive contest,…..but this year, it was Ms. Diane Mitchell's kindergarten students who won, by collecting 389 food items. Overall, the school’s students brought in 2321 food items, plus 70 pairs of brand new socks that were contributed by Ms. Emily Wong’s First Graders. As in previous years, the winning class will be treated to a pizza party, to be held in their classroom on January 19th. And again, Papa John’s Pizza at 4710 NE 4th Street has graciously offered to donate 5 large pizzas for this event.
As we have done in past years, all the donated items were transported to the REACH Center of Hope at City Hall. Volunteers who assisted in this daily effort include the Food drive chairperson, Marcie Palmer, and her son Michael, plus Kennydale residents Angela Troy, CarolAnn Witschi, Pam & Paul Miller, Kelsy Coha, Lew & Sally Jones, Leah Battin and her son Jack, Lynne Milnor, Marlene Winter, and Darius & Vicki Richards. And of course special thanks to all the students’ parents who supported their kids in this effort, and to other folks from the Kennydale community who brought items to the school.
KNA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Kennydale and fostering community spirit.