In mid-October Mayor Ronnie Clifton teamed up with KCOM radio and Peggy Vineyard to engage in the Second Annual Silver Can Food Drive on behalf of Comanche Salvation Army. In the spirit that it began last year, Mayor Clifton challenged each campus to donate as much money as possible on behalf of the local food bank.
Last year KCOM donated a trophy designated as a traveling trophy to be held by the campus donating the most money. Last year the Comanche Elementary campus won the right to hold on to the trophy for one year. And once again this year that same campus won the right to keep the trophy for a second straight year.
The real winner however, was the Comanche Salvation Army as they were handed a check in the amount of $1000 on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving Day. The volunteers for the Salvation Army has noted many times that they can purchase food for about 18 cents per pound. So the students and staff of Comanche ISD just replenished the stock by just over 5,000 pounds.
They have proven once again that “KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE”. A joyous “thank you” to everyone involved. Totals from each campus are as follows:
Middle School $248
High School $138
Junior High $111
A special thanks goes out to Taylor Paine, Basty Herrera, Saul Lopez, and Marshall Wirtz, four CHS Juniors who will attend the Comanche Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Leadership Conference in Cisco, for distributing the cans and speaking to the students about the importance of giving for this project. They also helped collect the cans at the end of the contest.