Thanksgiving baskets a wonderful tradition at Watertown Middle School


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Students at Watertown Middle School do their best to help the community. Each November, students and teachers start putting together Thanksgiving baskets to give to people who might not be able to afford a nice Thanksgiving dinner or are new to the country.

The baskets include everything that would be found on the family table, from apple pie to a turkey. Everyone in Watertown Middle School is asked to bring something for the baskets, even if its just a can of green beans, because even the smallest of something will help out.

Each homeroom collects perishable and nonperishable items so that there can be  the right amount of items to make one basket. The Leadership class in WMS helps put the baskets together.

Mrs. Donato, the coordinator for the Thanksgiving baskets, said that sometimes teachers help deliver them or families come to WMS to pick them up.

“Each year we make at least 36-40 baskets, depending on how much food people bring in,” she said.

Also this year the Rotary helped out by giving WMS $1,000 to buy extra food.

The Thanksgiving baskets have always been a tradition at Watertown Middle School.

–Nov. 24, 2014–

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