Doing Community Good

Sheril Thompson who works at Bates Elementary and Marc Naylor owner of Valley Glass had their heart go out to the Taylor family who lost their father last month and wanted to do something for them. Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do. They got together and decided that it would be best to give them a side of beef from Thompson Ranches that would last that large family for a while. Thompson Ranches says, “Beef and smart kids go hand in hand. Without good beef, we likely wouldn’t have smart kids.” Well those Taylor kids are all very smart. The generosity of our community is so wonderful and so much good has been done for this very deserving family.

On another front, the North Ogden Kiwanis Club is out and about doing good again. After hearing about schools struggling with tight budgets because of overdue lunch accounts from some local families, the club went to work to see if they could help.

Kiwanis is a non-profit organization that directly benefits the children, schools, and parks of North Ogden. Having just celebrated 72 years in existence, the club continues to volunteer time, money and service to the community, working in partnership with local area businesses.

Traditionally at this time of year the Kiwanis Club works with the North Ogden Police Department in offering boxes of food and a donation of $200 to 3 families in need. Having accomplished that goal this year, the Club was not yet done serving. Lorell Fawson and Dave Powers heard news that local elementary schools were experiencing problems with delinquent lunch accounts and that families were unable to pay. Dave and Lorell coordinated with the principals and lunch support staff at 5 local elementary schools and were able to pay off all delinquent accounts totaling $1,300. They organized a letter to be sent to each parent informing them of the gift and that they would not have to pay their delinquent balances. A great Christmas gift indeed.

Here are pictures taken at some of the schools.

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