Rapid River teachers celebrate the season

RAPID RIVER – Students at Rapid River have another reason to thank their school’s teachers and staff following a plethora of items being donated to the school by staff members and volunteers during a donation night held recently.

Staff members donned purple and gold for the event which took place in the school cafeteria. Each participant enjoyed a pizza dinner and brought a donation, such as a game for elementary students to use during indoor recess, book for the library, playground or gym equipment, or school supplies.

“Anything you can think of to benefit students,” said Flo Anderson, Michigan Education Association Board of Directors member, Rapid River district MEA president, and special education teacher.

More than 100 items were donated to the school during the event. Most of the donations were suggested items like school supplies and books, but some staff members went above and beyond.

“One gentlemen brought in … 65 library books,” said Anderson.