Creston EAST Presents: A Winter Wear Drive

   

Creston EAST Presents: A Winter Wear Drive
1/18/2010 11:48:45 AM

In late December 2009, the Creston EAST classes conducted a winter wear drive at Creston High School.

In late December 2009, the Creston EAST classes conducted a winter wear drive at Creston High School. The drive was a rousing success with a total of 445 items collected. Among the items collected were 119 coats, 73 hats, 25 gloves, 15 scarves and 10 pairs of snow pants. The items were collected from each home room, counted and categorized according to item type.

The driving forces behind the project were Carlea S. and Kacie W. who devised a point system for items collected to make for a fun-filled competition between home rooms. Each items received a set number of points (i.e. 10 points for a coat, 5 points for a pair of gloves, etc.). After all of the items had been counted, Mrs. Fry's home room emerged victorious with a total of 479 points for their efforts. They received an ice cream cake courtesy of Dairy Queen for their efforts.

The items are particularly timely for residents of Creston as Creston has seen some of the worst weather in recent history. The average snowfall amount for Iowa is 7.3 inches in December but the average amount in Iowa was 23.3 inches in December 2009 with the town of Spencer receiving over 40 inches in December alone (Creston received 16 inches in one storm in early December). Furthermore, Iowans have seen straight temperatures as low as -37 and wind chills as low as -59 in December.

Hopefully the winter items donated along with other holiday items will help keep Iowans warm through the harsh winter months.

 

 

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