The members of Great Bend High School Student Council are hosting a United Way "Blackout" at the GBHS Panther football game against the Hays High Indians Friday, Oct. 15, at GBHS’s Memorial Stadium. The event is a fund-raiser for the United Way of Barton County.
StuCo will be selling Blackout T-shirts through 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, for $10 each. All proceeds with be donated to UWBC. "United Way is a leader and partner of hope for understanding human service needs in Barton County," said Andrea Maxwell, a biology teacher at GBHS and one of the StuCo advisors.
"We do a lot of things with United Way," Maxwell said, adding the partnership goes back a few years. "We work with them because the money stays here in Barton County."
Julie Bugner-Smith, UWBC executive director praised the efforts of the youth. Their involvement shows that local young people are willing to get involved and help others.
Anyone interested in purchasing a T-shirt can contact Pam Jenkinson at Great Bend High School. Orders must be made in person, and no phone or e-mail orders will be accepted.
Those interested in donating money, or being a sponsor and having their business logo on the back of the shirt, need to contact the sponsors Kacey Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maxwell at email@example.com.
Student council is an organization of student leaders who are representatives for their classes between the student body, faculty, administration, and community.