APPLES Christmas Shopping Spree

The annual “Christmas for Needy Children” raffle ticket fundraiser concluded on December 15th with the winner drawings at the Jena Wal-Mart Supercenter. LaSalle Parish students sold the tickets with all money going to needy children in the LaSalle Parish School System. Over 8,000 tickets were sold, allowing almost 170 needy children to shop at Wal-Mart for toys, clothing and shoes. Top ticket sellers are shown with APPLES Program tutors and liaison at the drawing: front (left to right) Nebo Elementary top seller Daniel Cameron, Fellowship Elementary top seller Gage Spears, Olla Elementary top seller Preston Johnson and Good Pine Middle top seller Xavier Climer and back row (l to r) APPLES Tutor Connie McCann, Homeless Liaison Missy Bignar and APPLES Tutor Rose Brown. Not shown are Jena Elementary top seller Ky Allen, Jena Junior High top seller DeWayne Jenkins and LaSalle Junior High top seller Garrett Dunn. Top ticket sellers from each school were treated to lunch offsite and school rewards for their charitable efforts.


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