It’s that time of year folks; the holiday season. Around Lowry, there’s several events to get students into the holiday spirit. The leadership students, as well as Mrs. Tanya Grady and Ms. Julia Topholm, are heading up the annual food drive. This years will take place December 11-13 with class boxes placed by the main office.
“We’re making the food drive this year a class competition for class points. Every year, we donate the food collected to our local food bank which is then put into family baskets for those in need in our community,” said Topholm.
Mrs. Alexis Mattson and the junior class are sponsoring the Angel Tree again this year. Last year, over 75 gifts were given to those in need. This is a very important event, as it helps those less fortunate in the community; even some of the students at Lowry. The tree was set up in the main office where anyone who wanted to grab a tag was more than welcome.
All of the music students perform an annual Christmas concert, this year's taking place on December 12 in the Old Gym at 6 p.m. Lowry’s band, both choirs, and basic guitar will display their talents. Last year, the turnout was great; all of the bleachers were full of support. The music program hopes to see that amount of encouragement again this year. The senior class is also putting on the annual blood drive, for those who are able and willing to donate. It takes place on December 19, in the New Gym from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seniors can sign up by talking to Seth Duncan or the nurse, or even volunteer to check people in.
Senior officer, Nathan Perkinson, gave some advice for those who are looking to donate.
“You should eat a good breakfast and keep up on eating until you donate, if not, you could pass out. By donating, you can give people that need blood a chance to live,” said Perkinson.