GPS Begins Turkey Tradition

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

GPS started a new tradition on Monday when the entire school gathered to pass frozen turkeys through lines of students and faculty. Not just an abundance of turkeys were collected for the Chattanooga Food Bank, however, as a weeks-long effort to collect canned goods also culminated in a bountiful drive.

Taking the opportunity to raise funds for the Food Bank, students also willingly paid a few dollars for a Civilian Day and the chance to wear something other than the traditional uniform. Some advisories made it a competition by dressing up in Thanksgiving-related costumes. 

Besides the expected pilgrim and Native American attire, one advisory wore green uniforms and yellow paper hats to represent corn maize. Another began the holiday season early by wearing headbands with snowmen and Santas. Yet another group of girls dressed like their faculty advisor, Mr. Imel, with plaid shirts and temporary painted-on beards.

The fundraiser was the school year’s second or four Robin Hood fundraisers, days when the school organizes to help local or international non-profits. Already this year, representatives of the Community Service Council have presented a $1,500 check to the Northside Neighborhood House as a result of the first Robin Hood day’s activities.


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