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HCS holds 4th Annual Walk for Hunger and Homelessness

posted Nov 26, 2014, 1:41 AM by JODIE BRYANT
Hoke County Schools held the 4th Annual Walk for Hunger and Homelessness on November 20. Students, staff and community members all joined together for
this wonderful cause. During the holiday season, it is important to remember that giving is an important part of making this time of year so special. In an effort to
help others have a joyful holiday season, students from across the district worked hard to collect food items to give to those in need. Together, a total of 9295 items were collected to donate to the Hoke County community. Rockfish Hoke Elementary collected the most items with a grand total of 3500. They were followed by West Hoke Middle with 1875 items and Hoke County High School with 796 items.  

Peggy Owens, Executive Director of Student Support Services, led the event. She was joined by a host of students including Raekwon Butler who led the Invocation and
Chyna Delk who spoke on the importance of helping those in need. Also speaking at the event were Irish Pickett, Board of Education Chair, Lisa Phillips, representative for the North Carolina Homeless Education Program, Representative Garland Pierce, and Superintendent Freddie Williamson. Thank you to all who joined this effort to help our community.