SIDNEY — Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and Daren, the DARE lion, recently sorted food items in the final preparations of the Thanksgiving holiday food basket program.
This is the fifth year of the program.
Fifth-grade students from the Botkins, Jackson Center, Fort Loramie and Hardin-Houston school districts recently completed a Good Citizenship project as part of their DARE ( Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program. Each student completed an extra chore at home to earn 50 cents. The students then donated the money they earned towards the costs of the food baskets. The students’ combined efforts totaled $215.50. Donations from several Shelby County businesses were used in the preparation of the food baskets, which totaled more than $400.
The Sidney-Shelby County Salvation Army assisted by screening and providing the names of three families that are currently in need of assistance this Thanksgiving holiday season.