Baskets of Joy

For most, Thanksgiving is a time to eat a bunch of food and celebrate things to be thankful for with their families. But for some families, it is difficult to purchase large amounts of food for Thanksgiving. Without large amounts of food thanksgiving just isn’t the same.
To help solve this problem, National Honors society (NHS) and Mr.MHS, and the student council have decided to put together Thanksgiving baskets filled mostly with food, but also other miscellaneous things to make Thanksgiving more enjoyable. Together these three groups have created a total of 26 baskets to go out to families in the community.

In NHS and student council it takes many students to put together a basket. Each student brings one to two items needed for a basket. After all the items are collected, the students either decorate a box or they put the items in a basket.

The Mr.MHS baskets are done differently. Two contestants and their senior girls come together to personalize a basket, creating a total of four baskets.

The baskets are handed out to these families by Marshfield staff and yellow cab taxi.

Junior representative and NHS member Carli Clarkson said she has seen the difference the baskets make.

“It’s eye-opening to realize that doing such a small thing can have such a large impact on others,” Clarkson said.