West Penn students hold food drive
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
More than 800 individual food items were raised during the West Penn Elementary School's annual holiday food drive held to help the Tamaqua Salvation Army provide hundreds of meals to needy families. Mrs. Abigail Neverosky's class received an initiative party for raising the most cans, 134. Assistant Principal James Fasnacht helped to organize the drive. Pictured from front left are Bryn Miller, 8, from Mrs. Vanessa Boyle's class; Tyler Steigerwalt, 8, from Mrs. Harriet Gustus's class; Cody Hamm, 9, from Ms. Ashley Stanek's class; Trent Schlecht, 6, from Mrs. Donna Frantz's class; Jillian Tite, 6, also from Mrs. Frantz's class; Grace Kinder, 5, from Mrs. Jean Brennan's class; and Shyann Weighknecht, 6, from Mrs. Audra Schlecht's class. From back left are Orion Kirkpatrick, 10, from Mr. Tim Gombar's class; Justin Soper, 10, from Mrs. Nicole Evans; Olivia Behr, 9, from Mr. John Bachert's class; Megan Schoener, 8, from top class Ms. Abigail Neverosky's class; and Kadie Pavles, 10, from Mrs. Michele Bittner's class.