The Byron-Bergen community has been doing an amazing job of providing assistance to our families during the holidays for years. The B-B community members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students donated toys and games, clothing items, rolls of wrapping paper, and thousands of non-perishable food items. B-B Varsity Club organized a contest challenging each winter sports team to bring in the most food items – this year bringing in over 600 non-perishable food items! In addition to the items above, over $2,500 was donated by the community, administrators, faculty, and staff so we could purchase gifts for families in need from our school district.
All the food items will be picked up by the local Hesperus Lodge No. 837 Free & Accepted Masons for sorting and packing into 90+ food baskets for local families (as they have done for many, many years), with several community, Board of Education, and school district members pitching in to help. Sponsors of this holiday good will were organized by Hesperus Lodge No. 837 Free & Accepted Masons and coordinated by Dick Sands; and include the faculty, staff, and students of Byron-Bergen CSD; and the Byron-Bergen community members. Food baskets and gifts will be delivered on Saturday, December 22, 2012, by the Masons, community, and school volunteers. All involved truly believe in the magic of the holiday season!