Girls on the Run donates to fire department

By: Duneland School Corporation Last Updated: November 11, 2019

Yost Elementary third and fourth graders that belong to the Girls on the Run team organized a community service project at the school collecting over 800 items to help the Chesterton Fire Department (CFD) meet their donation goal for the 500 Turkeys food drive.

Pictured with the Chesterton Fire Department and their canned goods for this Thanksgiving season are team members, front row, left to right, Audrey McDowell, Mia McKinney, Mila Patterson, Eleanor Lewis, Clare Jobgen, Milena Oresik, Kendra Watkins, Makenzie Soto, Addie Dunkle, Annie Maddex and Brooklynn McCurdy. Back row, coach Margaret Shinn, CFD Firefighters Brandon Smith and Steve Williams, Annalise Lewis, coach Heather Dunkle, Morgan Millis, Janiella Clark, Holly Kolodziej, and coaches Laura Alonzo and Julie Christian. Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run.