The K-Kids at Old Kings Elementary School are collecting food donations for the Flagler Educational Support Professionals Gobble event.
The FESPA Gobble event is scheduled for Nov. 17 at the Government Services Building in Bunnell. FESPA Vice President Lakisha Ayers-White is coordinating the event for the third year. Last year, 56 support union members who had signed up received supplies for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
The K-Kids are collecting donations from Old Kings Elementary families. The fourth and fifth graders sort the food and bag the items.
“The students are very excited to help and take great time and effort to make sure that each bag is filled correctly,” said Laura Schiller, the K-Kids teacher/sponsor. “Many students have volunteered to help before school on non-meeting dates to make sure that we get this project done on time.”
The K-Kids club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Flagler County and has been active at Old Kings for over 30 years, according to a press release. They meet every Thursday at the school.
“Along with the students, we have family members of the K-Kids that donate their time to help the kids with their projects: Kathy Summerlot, Kim Morgan, Mrs. Reyes and Mrs. Colvin,” Schiller said. “I’m always amazed at the students’ dedication and desire to help their school and community. This club not only gives them the opportunity to help, but also to grow their leadership skills for the future.”