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It’s Time to Can-O-Treat!

By: Olivia Phillips

“Trick or treat, give me something good to eat,” is one of the many common phrases that kids use in order to get goodies on Halloween. For some kids, Halloween will be slightly different this year. As a way to give back to their community, Student Council members of Colleton County High School will be doing some trick or treating of their own.
On Halloween, these students plan to dress up in costumes and go around the community asking local residents for cans or other non-perishable food items. Instead of trick or treating, these students will be going can-o-treating. After attending an SCASC summer camp two years ago, Garrett Tyler brought this creative idea back with him to CCHS. He stated, “I learned this from another camper and it is something I have always wanted our school to do.” In agreement with the student body president (Garrett Tyler), Student Council believes this is a good way to give back to the community that has been supporting them as an organization. As a result, Student Council is jumping at the chance to do this project and with Garrett being president, it will be one of the many projects that will be done this year.
To my knowledge, this is a project that is new to CCHS’s Student Council. As a result, Garrett Tyler had to plan this project from scratch. By Garrett’s plans, the participating Student Council members will meet on Tuesday, October 31st dressed in their costumes prepared to decide who will go where. After that decision is made, the groups will pair off into trucks and head for the “Hills” (Forest Hills and Silver Hills) to go can-o-treating. Upon their return, the groups will measure their success by the number of cans they gathered. After that, the students will deliver their cans to the Colleton County food bank.
If anyone is interested is donating cans to Student Council, please take the cans to a resident of Forest Hills or Silver Hills by Halloween. Another option is to please contact the Student Council advisor, Mrs. Goodwin, at Colleton County High School; her school telephone number is (843)-782-0031 ext. 51109.

Seniors: Cami Crook, Gracie Pierce, Anni Crook, and Madison Lord pose for a picture after participating in a Student Council event. Photo by Alize Pryor.

(Left to right) Mr. McRae, Lucas Bell, Austin Barwick, Mrs. Stroble, Matthew Tyler, Gracie Pierce, Olivia Phillips, Susanna Seigler, Daryn Hooker, Alize Pryor, Lauren Chewning, Hailey Standing, Alicia Roberson, JV Goodwin, Macie Stone, Ashton Stone, Riley Phillips, Thomas Frank, Lance Calcutt, Jim Bailey, Campbell Pryor, Shaleen Creel, Pastor Erwin, and Thomas Warren get goofy after the FCA service. Photo by Mrs. Erwin.

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