First Posted: 11/24/2014
Thanksgiving will be a more festive holiday for several local families, thanks to dinner baskets delivered to area homes by members of the Wyoming Seminary student government. The annual Thanksgiving basket project, a tradition for 47 years at Sem, began with fundraising appeals sent to students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, student government members solicited donations at the school’s Thanksgiving chapel. Students shopped for turkeys and other food items at local grocery stores before packing the items in the school student center and distributing them directly to five families identified by Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice Care. Baskets were delivered to families in Hanover Township, Kingston, Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming. Student government officers organized this year’s project. From left, are senior Joseph-John Simons, Kingston, senior class officer; sophomore Seung Chan Yang, Seoul, South Korea, sophomore class officer; sophomore Grace Leahy, Bear Creek Village, sophomore class vice president; senior Zoe Randolph, Valencia, Calif., Swetland Hall representative; senior Madison Sweitzer, Dallas, student government and senior class president; and sophomore Julien Simons, Kingston, sophomore class representative.