Community pulls together
Once again, we are amazed at how this community - defined by compassion and generosity that knows no boundaries - pulls together to make the Christmas Basket Project happen.
This year, food and gift boxes were prepared for 400 families. That is an outstanding amount of food, necessities and gifts. The youths in our community did a great job collecting so much canned food.
Although our students in our schools did the majority of the work, there were many organizations, individuals, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, churches and local businesses that contributed in so many ways. Thank you all so much.
Thanks go to the Sandy Fire Department's staff for taking and processing the applications, then delivering the baskets along with the Sandy Police and many other volunteers.
Thanks to the Sandy Optimist Club, whose members worked all year in gathering bicycles to give to the children at no cost.
Also a special acknowledgement must go to the outstanding staff and student leadership of Sandy High School, whose motivation and relentless dedication knows no bounds.
The Key Club and Leadership Club were the driving forces behind the food drive, with help from FFA members and other students. Also, thanks to the students at the elementary and middle schools who brought in food and gifts to the project.
We wish we could give acknowledgement to every person, business and organization without missing someone. At this time of year, we all know the reward is the gift given. Thank you all.
Ken Hallgren and Len Tobias
Kiwanis Club of Sandy
Thanks for Thanksgiving
A big mountain 'thank you' to all who donated money, food and assistance at the community Thanksgiving dinner held at Camp Arrah Wanna.
It was a wonderful time of food, fellowship, meeting new friends and catching up with old friends. Thanks a bunch to all who helped.