Some of the youth who attended the recent Benefit Youth Concert in Cherokee struck this pose for the photographer. Photo submitted.
According to Laurie Dreier, the Immaculate Conception Director of Religious Education Youth Ministry, about 100 people attended the Aug. 22 Benefit Youth Concert at the Cherokee Community Center, and approximately 200 food items were also brought in. The extra money from the door proceeds was added to the school supply donations, which ended up being a total of about 100 items.
Dreier took the food items to the Christian Action Program (CAP) food pantry, and the school supplies to Mid Sioux Opportunity and, she said, "Both places were so delighted to have them. The shelves were really getting low at the food pantry, and Mid Sioux said they really needed the supplies, too."
Donated food -
Here are a few of the food items donated before - and during - the recent benefit concert for the Christian Action Program and Mid-Sioux Opportunity. Photo contributed.
Dreier also said that the I.C. religious education youth will be making their annual canvass of items for the food pantry in Cherokee on Wednesday Sept. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m.