Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of December 27, 1999
Junior high students share with inner city
Special to the WCR
The parents, students and staff of Cardinal Leger School demonstrated their spirit of Christmas by providing a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to the St. Michael's School students, parents and friends.
The venture began last Christmas when two teachers from Cardinal Leger, a northside junior high school, felt their school community should share their good fortune of having a stable home environment and sufficient resources to enjoy a plentiful Christmas.
St. Michael's School is located in the inner city and composed of recent immigrant families with few economic resources.
As was the case last year, parents, students and staff are solicited for funds and donations beginning in October. Food is invited for the main course, along with desserts. This year, 15 turkeys were donated and cooked by parents and staff.
Cardinal Leger's 460 students are asked for donations of toys and other gifts so that an individual gift can be given to each student at St. Michael's.
On Dec. 15, the day of the supper, volunteer students and staff busy themselves peeling potatoes and performing all necessary tasks to feed 600 people.
More than 50 students, parents and staff members were involved in serving the supper.