Battle Ground students sing carols, collect food and give toys during service week



Battle Ground — Students at Firm Foundation Christian School were busy the week before Christmas break, as it was also their Week of Service. It started with officers in the Associated Student Body holding a food drive for the North County Food Bank, an idea that came from junior Josh Mueller. Donations were collected for 10 days and, after the drive ended on Dec. 12, the officers worked at the food bank for several hours. On Dec. 13, students in sixth grade through high school went caroling at Battle Ground’s Creekside Place Assisted Living during lunch. Around 65 high school students performed with the Salvation Army on Dec. 14 outside of Battle Ground’s Wal-Mart. The week concluded with students participating in The Giving Tree. Students had been donating gifts to the tree all month by picking tags from the tree with a child’s age and sex on it, and buying a gift for that child. On Dec. 15, the Salvation Army picked up nearly 100 gifts from the Giving Tree.