CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– On a day when most are getting ready for their own Thanksgiving feast, students at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester spent the day helping others.
The FFA students were up early when most kids would be taking advantage of sleeping in late.
They were packing boxes full of turkey, stuffing and all the Thanksgiving trimmings. FFA President Marcus Wiseman tells LEX 18 that he has been taking part in this event since he was little and it has always been one of his favorite Thanksgiving traditions.
It started back in 1999 and the FFA works to collect donations for months to make the special Thanksgiving deliveries.
This year, they had a record 105 boxes to deliver to families across Winchester. All were completely donated.
One student, Madison Williams, collected donations for 50 boxes all by herself.
“I’ve always had a huge heart for community service, outreach, anything I can do to just make peoples day better,” said Madison Williams, a junior at George Rogers Clark.
The families helped are identified through the district’s family resource center. Many come from within the school system.
The students take time to express thanks for what they have and to give to others.
“No matter what it is, we can always help and we’re always trying to do better for others and not just ourselves,” said Williams.