Hettinger School donates to food pantry

Staff at Hettinger Public School recently participated in a fundraiser for the Adams County Food Pantry.

Myrna Mertz, Larry Sebastian, Kathy Jahner stand in front of Hettinger School with the donation check.
Myrna Mertz, Larry Sebastian, Kathy Jahner stand in front of Hettinger School with the donation check.

By COLE BENZ | Record Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net

Hettinger Superintendent Larry Sebastian said there were many news stories of the increasing need of food pantries for food, so the school sponsored a fundraiser that allowed staff to wear jeans to work.

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, staff at the school were allowed to wear jeans, provided they pay $1 for every day they decided to dress down. The fundraiser went all the way until school was let out for Christmas break. Sebastian said it was all voluntary and primarily depended on the honor system.

“It was a non-monitor system, it was all voluntary,” Sebastian said.

In total, the teachers and staff of Hettinger school raised $482.

Kathy Jahner, who works with the pantry, said that the money will go to support the pantry’s food supply. Jahner said that the money will go to supporting the service it offers.