By Heidi Schneeberger
Deer Creek-Lamont correspondent
When shopping online, consider going to boxtops4education.com, designate Deer Creek-Lamont Elementary School, and choose a store from the site’s list. By doing this, the school can gain cash for coupons from the stores to spend on books and other supplies. More than 50 stores recently have been added to the site’s list.
The elementary school still is collecting physical Box Tops for Education. Box Tops can be sent with a child to school, or taken to either school’s office.
DCLA once again is collecting food for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through Nov. 16. The food bank’s mission is to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. To fulfill this mission, it distributes food to nearly 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
Most-needed non-perishable food donations include: Canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, canned beans and please, no homemade or glass items.
Donations can be made online at www.regionalfoodbank.org. Write the name of your school on the form. Checks need to be made out to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma; write “SAH” and your school name on the memo line. Food collected at DCLA will stay in the community to be distributed at the local food pantry.
The 10th annual North Pole Extravaganza will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Deer Creek-Lamont High School Cafeteria, 401 W. Harrison on the south side of school. The event is advertised as a one-stop shop for holiday shopping needs. Several vendor booths will be present, along with a photographer taking holiday photos (Call Carly at (580) 984-1119 to schedule your appointment; Walk-ins are welcome, but might have a waiting time) and three authors who will hold booksignings.
For information, contact Heidi Schneeberger at (580) 388-7260, or email her at heidanshel@yahoo .com.
A 4-H meeting is slated for 4 p.m. Thursday at Lamont United Methodist Church. The organization will be preparing for the upcoming Share the Fun event to take place at the Pond Creek Auditorium Nov. 18.
Nov. 5-10: Elementary basketball tournament at Pond Creek-Hunter.
Nov. 8: 4-H meeting.
Nov. 9: High school football playoffs (TBA).
Nov. 10: 10th annual North Pole Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria; Regional Quiz Bowl.
Nov. 12-17: Deer Creek-Lamont Junior High basketball tournament.