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Farnsworth Student Council Raises Money for the Salvation Army
Students from the Farnsworth Middle School Student Council are making some noise to raise money for the Salvation Army this holiday season.  On December 6th student council began their bell ringing campaign at school. Students ring bells and raise money before and after school each day.  They also raise money during passing periods.  Community service is an active part of the student council program at Farnsworth.  “Our community service programs help our council members understand the importance of helping others and instills a sense of community,” remarked student council co-advisor Adam Binder.

This year student council expanded their service out into the community.  On Friday December 16th, a group of 15 student council executive board and student senate members donated two hours of their time to raise money at Festival Foods. Dressed in holiday clothes and singing Christmas carols added a little festive fun to the evening. Jessica, an Executive Board Member commented, “Bell ringing made me feel really good inside because I knew that I was helping those in need. Community service is a great thing that can help many people and make you feel good about yourself”.

Bell ringing not only directly benefits the community, but it supports the “40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents” program at Farnsworth. Service to others is considered a building block for healthy development. The holiday season is a time for giving, and the Farnsworth students are showing how much they care and value the community. “I think this is a great opportunity for the students to get involved in helping people in the community.  The students were really excited about spending time together for a great cause.” Student Council co-advisor, Chad Kulow.

This is the second year that Farnsworth Student Council has raised money for the Salvation Army.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
December 23, 2011