All eighth grade Liberty Park Middle School students recently participated in a day of community service. Initially the students were going to participate in a service field trip, but it had to be cancelled due to the February snowstorm. Eighth grader Kanely Lemke realized the importance of a service day so she told her social studies teacher, Courtney Burger, about a Hands on Birmingham project called Bunny Aid.
Teachers and students coordinated a school-wide collection of Easter basket supplies. On the morning of April 10, all students worked together to assemble 190 Easter baskets at Liberty Park Baptist Church. Later that afternoon, a kickball tournament was held to benefit Relay for Life.
All donations went to Vestavia Hills High School’s Relay for Life fundraiser on behalf of LPMS. Dylan Teague’s homeroom claimed victory in the kickball tournament final. The completed baskets contained candy, stuffed animals and toys. Hands on Birmingham representatives distributed the baskets to children in need.
-Submitted by Linda Rummell