To help the local food bank meet current needs, the Cedaredge High School ASTRA Club (a service organization for youth between the ages of 12 and 25) is sponsoring their own "Souper Bowl" the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. The event is to challenge other clubs in the school to see which club can collect the most food items for the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank.
According to Katherine Jackson, president of the CHS Astra Club, area residents wanting to make a donation can donate items to which ever club they wish.
According to Jackson, rules for the "Souper Bowl" are simple:
• Each club taking part in the Souper Bowl will have to put together their own box for the donations.
• Cans of soup will count for more points than other non-perishable items.
• Clubs will have one week to collect the items.
• ASTRA members will collect all of the items from each club at the end of the week.
The club collecting the most food items will win a root beer float party and the honor of having a donation given in their name to the
Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank.
According to Jackson, the CHS ASTRA Club was chartered in February 2008 and now has over 20 members. Under the sponsorship of Altrusa International, the CHS ASTRA Club has received much needed support from the Altrusa Club of Delta.
A volunteer organization for young people, ASTRA is an acronym for Ability, Service, Training, Responsibility and Achievement, sponsored by local Altrusa clubs, providing youth the opportunity to use their time and talent to enrich the lives of others.Meetings are held at CHS on the second Thursday of each month and all are welcome to join.
Kim Doughty and Amanda Twamley are the club's advisors.blog comments powered by Disqus