Buckeye Valley East students took a trip to the Delaware County jail Monday afternoon to give goody-bags to law enforcement officers to show their appreciation for them.
“Honestly, we saw the idea on Pinterest this summer,” said teacher Traci Kennedy-Brockfield. “It was something we could do with our group this year.”
Kennedy-Brockfield said the Drug Busters Club has about 60 students participating.
Before the group stopped at the jail they stopped at the Ashley Police Department to drop off some of the bags.
“We talk a lot about keeping them safe and making good choices,” said Angela Westlake, who helps with the club. “We thought it was a natural progression to have them thank the officers.”
The members of the club assembled over 100 goody-bags to donate to local law enforcement officers. The bags were stuffed with a variety of candy, snacks, tissues, pens and hand warmers.
Kennedy-Brockfield said they picked November to do the project. “It actually worked out well being after Halloween” she said. “There’s a little bit of bonus candy in there too.”
When Jessie Rayburn handed Sergeant Darrin Karbler a bag, he said, “You guys must think I need to put on weight.”
All the items in the bag were donated from the club members, staff and area businesses, Kennedy-Brockfield said. “We would like to thank McDonald’s for donating coffee and breakfast items for each bag, The Gentle Dentist for the chapsticks and 104.9 The River for the individual hand sanitizers.”
D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.