Humane Society animals get to have Christmas

Published 8:24 pm Thursday, December 18, 2008

Kids in school often spend time telling each other “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year.” Some even bring a present or two.

This year at Jemison Middle school the students decided to go a step further to show their spirit of Christmas by giving Santa Grams to their friends while raising money for the Chilton County Humane Society.

“The kids had a good time trying to think of a way to raise money to help out an organization this year. The SGA students finally came up with a way to bring in some money, and that was the Santa Grams project,” SGA sponsor Shonda Copen said.

The Santa Grams project consisted of students purchasing a Santa-shaped chocolate bar for a friend. These bars would then have a special message added to them and an SGA member would deliver the grams to the students. A Santa Gram could be purchased for $1, and through the project the kids were able to raise $200 for the animal shelter.

“They all did a really good job with the project, and we are really proud of them for wanting to give during this season,” Copen said.

The SGA officers presented the check to the animal shelter Wednesday so they could purchase supplies needed to give the animals a special Christmas since they don’t have families.