Monmouth students help with Christmas baskets

Monmouth Academy’s student members of Future Business Leaders of America volunteered this year during annual Christmas baskets for Monmouth families in need. From left are Michelle Neal, advisor; Auguste Langlois, Zeke Delorme, Hailey Rooney, Nadiah Ruopp, Olivia Degen, Isabelle Hamann, Mallory Langlois and Megan Burnham. Submitted photo

MONMOUTH — The Cottrell-Taylor Committee held its annual food drive in December for its Christmas baskets for Monmouth families in need.

Laurie Gifford, committee chair for the past 16 years, said it has been an important focus for the committee to involve the students at Monmouth Middle School and Monmouth Academy, according to a news release from Michelle Neal, advisor.

The middle school holds a food drive to collect many of the non-perishable items that go into the baskets. Monmouth Academy participates in the food drive and volunteers to stock and inventory the baskets for collection. The hope is that the students recognize that even if they don’t have money to give, it is important to give of themselves and their time.

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