Got food? LRHS invites public to join School Spirit Challenge

Lake Region students Conor Small, Lily Charpentier and Olivia Toole hope local shoppers will donate nonperishable food items to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank as part of the “School Spirit Challenge” to take place at LRHS on Friday, Feb. 13.   A Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit the School Spirit Challenge, hosted by the Lake Region High School classes of 2015 and 2018, will be held this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the LRHS cafeteria. Cost is $5 at the door. Donations to the Lake Region High School Spirit Challenge can be made online via Mastercard, Visa, Discover or Paypal at: https://www.gsfb.org/donate/vfd/?id=375 Monetary or nonperishable donations can be made at LRHS. Monetary donations may be dropped off in collection jars at: The Umbrella Factory in Naples, Beth’s Cafe in Bridgton, Food City in Bridgton and Hayes True Value in Bridgton.

Lake Region students Conor Small, Lily Charpentier and Olivia Toole hope local shoppers will donate nonperishable food items to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank as part of the “School Spirit Challenge” to take place at LRHS on Friday, Feb. 13.
A Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit the School Spirit Challenge, hosted by the Lake Region High School classes of 2015 and 2018, will be held this Saturday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., in the LRHS cafeteria. Cost is $5 at the door.
Donations to the Lake Region High School Spirit Challenge can be made online via Mastercard, Visa, Discover or Paypal at: https://www.gsfb.org/donate/vfd/?id=375
Monetary or nonperishable donations can be made at LRHS. Monetary donations may be dropped off in collection jars at: The Umbrella Factory in Naples, Beth’s Cafe in Bridgton, Food City in Bridgton and Hayes True Value in Bridgton.

At annual pep rallies at Lake Region High School, the chant, “We have spirit, yes we do, we have spirit, how about you?” booms inside the gym.

LRHS students hope to team up with local residents to show the area’s true spirit to help others in need by joining together for the “School Spirit Challenge.”

Students at Lake Region High School will be showing their “Laker Pride” when they participate in this year’s “School Spirit Challenge” to raise much needed food and funds for the Good Shepherd Food-Bank on Friday, Feb. 13.

Lake Region is one of nine schools chosen to participate in this year’s competition, which is sponsored by WGME 13 TV, FOX 23 TV and Maine’s Credit Unions.

News reporters from WGME will be broadcasting “live” from Lake Region High School at 6 a.m. on Feb. 13, showcasing the school and how much Lake Region students have raised for the food bank.

According to the WGME website, “The School Spirit Challenge is a friendly competition between schools to show school pride and spirit, all while helping the community. The program is designed to promote the community and good stewardship with students of high schools in Central and Southern Maine through an ongoing food drive to benefit the Good Shepherd Food-Bank.

 The SSC is all about showing off everything that makes your school a great place to be by demonstrating why you have the best school and the most community spirit.

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Schools will compete to raise the most pounds of food this winter. Schools competing along with Lake Region include: Mt. Ararat, Gould Academy, Kents Hill, Cony, Catherine McAuley, St. Dominic’s, Boothbay and Winslow. The winner captures the coveted Spirit Cup Trophy.

Past winners included:

Season 1, Biddeford, 42,855 pounds (total raised by schools competing, 126,383).

Season 2, Wiscasset, 58,662 (total raised, 241,604).

Season 3, Sanford, 93,729 (total raised, 336,273).

LRHS students, staff and community will be collecting nonperishable food and monetary donations between now and the live broadcast. Each dollar donated counts as five pounds of food to the total tally raised by the Laker Community.

Students are actively seeking the community’s support with this challenge. Lily Charpentier, a member of the junior class at LRHS said, “A lot of people and food pantries in our area rely on the Good Shepherd to make sure that everyone has enough to eat. We want to be able to make a difference in our community.”

Students have made arrangements for food to be donated at several locations in the area.

“We have carts set up at Hannaford in Bridgton and at The Umbrella Factory in Naples. We hope that when people go shopping, they can help out by putting some nonperishable food items in the cart,” said LR junior Conor Small.

All other schools in the district are also serving as food donation locations. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the high school during regular school hours.

“We are planning an exciting morning at school on Feb. 13, and hope everyone enjoys all the fun and the enthusiasm we show for our school,” said Charpentier. “It’s going to be Laker Pride all the way!”

For more information, or to make a donation, call the high school at 693-6221.

 

 

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