Annual DECA Halloween collection for food pantry

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Written by Kevin Brown, Managing Editor for the DeForest Times-Tribune

Members of DeForest Area High School’s DECA-FBLA clubs pooled their resources and hosted the DECA Annual Halloween Food Drive in the DeForest Area on Oct. 28.  Club members collected 1,061 total food items, up 25 percent from last year’s food drive. This is part of a statewide DECA effort to help support those in need of food aid – a growing number of families given the hard economic times. The largest amount of food items was collected from the Acker Parkway neighborhood in DeForest by DECA club members Jess Beardsley, DeForest, and Lexi Schlobohm, Token Creek. That neighborhood alone contributed 190 items.

Club members delivered the food that night to the DeForest Area Food Pantry, which is housed at Windsor United Church of Christ, 4434 Second St., Windsor. DECA is an association of marketing students and FBLA is an association of business students at the high school.

The next event for DECA will be a Volleyball Tournament to benefit MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) on Nov. 9 at DAHS.

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