Donations Will Provide Keepsake Giftbags To Wildcat Seniors
Darren Doyle, story:
Three Edmonson County volunteers have coordinated an effort to try to make up for memories lost by ECHS 2020 seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carol Stice, who is Curriculum Coordinator for Edmonson County Schools, Stacy Raymer, retired ECHS educator and counselor, and Mindy Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Activities at WKU have joined to organize "Adopt the Class of 2020," which will provide keepsake gift bags to all ECHS seniors.
In a promo for the community, the group said: "Think back to the weeks before your high school graduation; there were so many events and memories made. With the current state of things, this year’s Seniors have missed out on so many of those memories. Edmonson County has rallied together so many times to show support when it was needed. Let’s come together once more to give our Seniors the sendoff they truly deserve! Join us in Adopting the ECHS Senior Class of 2020. Your minimum donation of $15 will help us give each of our Seniors a gift bag filled with keepsakes that will always remind them how their county and communities came together to show them how truly special they are!"
Carol Stice said she and the other two ladies were reflecting on their own senior experiences and discussed how they were saddened that this year's seniors had missed out on so much. She said they agreed that seniors deserved something to show that the local community supports them wishes them the very best.
"We met outside Saturday morning to brainstorm some ideas and ‘Adopt the Class of 2020’ was born," said Stice. "We discussed our plan with Mr. Alexander, Principal at ECHS, to make sure we weren’t ‘stepping on any toes’ and he loved the idea. We worked out a plan to be inclusive and show community support to all of our seniors."
The event is completely volunteer coordinated and is not officially a school sponsored event, Stice said. She included a detailed list of frequently asked questions (below) with details for how the program works and directions for all community members to donate and become involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The campaign begins today, May 4th and will continue through Wednesday, May 13th. All forms and payment must be submitted by the deadline. You can make payments via PayPal, Venmo, or mail/drop off a check at the listed locations in the FAQs.
"Now we just need our community to come together one more time and help us raise the funds to give each senior a gift bag filled with hometown keepsakes," Stice said.