Friday, December 20, 2013
EMS students buy toys for underprivileged children
On Thursday, Dec. 19, students at East Middle School made a Christmas presentation to area fire departments. Members of the East Middle School Student Council purchased toys for underprivileged children in the Joplin area. They delivered the toys to the fire department members for their annual distribution. EMS Student Council member Ethan Vang formally handed the toys over to Mr. Branham of the Joplin Fire Department during an assembly in front of the student body.
This year's purchases amounted to $1,043 plus some additional toy donations by individuals. The student council raised the money through candy sales and sponsoring a Halloween dance. Over the past 15 years, more than $15,000 has been raised by East students for this project.