Christmas Carolers Trick-or-Treat for Food Shelf

Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 9:09 am

This Friday, cast members of Pine City High School’s “A Christmas Carol” will be trick-or-treating like they did when they were little — however, these teens won’t be in costume and won’t be asking for candy. Instead, cast members will be going door-to-door asking for donations to the Pine Area Food Shelf.

This is the fourth year the cast and crew have canvassed Pine City. “It’s important for the students to understand that there are many families who rely on the food shelf, and with today’s tough economic conditions, the need is greater than ever,” says director Brad Mariska. “It’s also good for the community to see that our students are enjoying opportunities to be involved in the community and serve others.”

The event is a fun night out for the students, who also remind community members of their upcoming performances. According to senior Sarah Odendahl, who has trick-or-treated for the food shelf each of the last three years, the event is very rewarding. “It’s fun to meet people and to see how generous they are. I think it’s especially meaningful this year, because the whole moral of “A Christmas Carol” is about being compassionate and sharing with others who are less fortunate.”

Performances of the fall play, “A Christmas Carol,” are November 20-23 in the Pine City Elementary Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale at Nelson’s Market, Cabin Coffees, Sauser’s Hardware, or by calling Community Education at 629-7331.

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