Local families receive Thanksgiving food baskets


Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye hands a turkey to Darren the D.A.R.E. Lion as they put together five Thanksgiving meals at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for local families.

Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye hands a turkey to Darren the D.A.R.E. Lion as they put together five Thanksgiving meals at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for local families.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Under the direction of Shelby County Sheriff James R. Frye, deputies recently delivered Thanksgiving food baskets to five Shelby County families.

The holiday food baskets were made possible by donations received from fifth-grade DARE students from the Botkins, Jackson Center, Fort Loramie, Hardin-Houston and Sidney City School Districts.

Fifth grade students recently completed a “Good Citizenship” assignment while completing the DARE program. Students completed extra chores at home to earn extra money and then donated their earnings towards the costs of the food for the food baskets. School administrators nominated the families that could use the extra help during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

This is the seventh consecutive year for the project and continues to be a huge success, said Frye’s press release.

Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye hands a turkey to Darren the D.A.R.E. Lion as they put together five Thanksgiving meals at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for local families.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/11/web1_SDN112621HamTurkey.jpgShelby County Sheriff Jim Frye hands a turkey to Darren the D.A.R.E. Lion as they put together five Thanksgiving meals at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Nov. 24, for local families. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News