Buffalo High School students will get into the Christmas Spirit of giving this year, thanks to a new idea to be implemented this week called “Holiday Helpers.”
The students were scheduled for a half-day of school this coming Wednesday, and the teachers and administrators decided to give the students a chance to help the community by volunteering some of their time helping different entities in the community during the Christmas season.
BHS Principal Chad Bourgeois said the students will be volunteering all around town, with the main area of focus being to help the local food pantry.
Non-perishable food items will be collected at the various events during the morning.
In addition, Bourgeois said chorale groups will be caroling and music ensembles performing Holiday music at different locations around town.
Kids will be doing community service tasks at Agape Manor, the Amie Holt Care Center and Senior Center, and cleanup crews will be helping where they are needed.
Bourgeois said even though they have a number of events scheduled, if there are areas they have not thought of, community members can contact him at the high school for help.
The gift wrapping at Deerfield's, as well as the rest of the Holiday Helper events will be happening from 8:45 Wednesday morning until noon, so turn out early to help the kids for a good cause.