Students and teachers from St. Teresa joined an event held in Central Park. Hickory Point Bank hosted the kickoff event for the WSOY Community Food Drive. Neuhoff Media was live on the scene broadcasting the entire day from Byers and Co. in the early morning and with other personalities playing music in the park. If you came down to the event you might seen the who’s who of Decatur playing ping pong, eating a delicious meal from the Beach House, or keeping warm with a beverage from the Coffee Connection. You certainly wouldn’t have missed the 5 foot artistic cube sculpture made entirely out of the 2400 canned goods collected by St. Teresa and Hickory Point Bank. Hickory Point Bank and Neuhoff Media employees helped the St. T. contingent build it throughout the morning.
The project received some help from the Oakwood Business Association, Kroger (including the manager in the Fairview Plaza store Sheldon Fluker), the St. Teresa Booster Club, the Serviam Club, students, faculty and teachers. The event raised a total of $10,000 in donations in addition to the cans collected.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to those that help make this event possible including Karla Miller who was graciously willing to work with us on the collaboration. Big things are planned for next year already. You can read more about the event from the Herald and Review, NowDecatur.com, and on our facebook page.