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November 20, 2012

St. Bernard Middle School sponsors food drive

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CULLMAN — During the month of November, students at St. Bernard Middle School in Cullman are remembering those who are in need. This holiday season members of the middle school donated enough food to provide delicious Thanksgiving dinners for six families.

Martha Ann Warnke, who has spent her life in classroom education, spearheaded the food drive and made the necessary arrangements for the distribution of the food through the St. Vincent DePaul organization at Sacred Heart Church in Cullman.

Each year students are given a list of what was needed to make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. Some donate money which was used to purchase turkey, hams and baking hens.

“We were extremely pleased with our response. The students and their families were so kind to contribute to the food drive,” Miss Warnke said.

Principal William Calvert said this is a tradition for the Middle School. “This is a tradition which we have carried since the middle school was opened. Miss Warnke does a great job of organizing the project, and of course, our students are always ready to lend a helping hand.”