Band Boosters clothing drive picks up a truckload of clothes – Star News Group

POINT PLEASANT — The Spring Band Booster clothing drive for the Point Pleasant High School band was held in the high school parking lot outside the doors of Laura Donley Auditorium on Monday and Tuesday.

Michelle Haugh, president of the Band Boosters, told The Ocean Star, “It went really well. We seem to have collected a lot of clothes and we plan to fill an entire truckload, and another truckload will be on standby if needed. »

“Collection of clothes is always a huge success, we have used various companies so it can vary depending on what they collect and what they pay,” she said, explaining that during the pandemic, less compensation had been awarded.

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The April 25-26 event ran from 3-5 p.m. and April 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Previously, when pandemic restrictions prevented annual collection from school property, collection took place at the homes of volunteers, Ms Haugh noted.

“This year we were happy to be back in school,” she said.

Items collected this year included men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, shoes, hats, belts, ties, handbags, coats, jackets, bed linen, bath linen and soft toys. .

The clothes collected are distributed to the areas that need them. All clean clothes and shoes will be reused by less fortunate individuals and families. Clothes don’t end up in landfills, helping to keep America green and clean.

Band Boosters use this event to raise funds to help cover expenses such as band competition props and equipment, music, and scholarships.

Band Boosters are parents, guardians, and volunteers who support high school bands. These groups include a competition marching band, cheering band, concert band, orchestra pit, jazz band, and percussion ensemble. Students need help and support throughout their school year, both financially and physically.

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Elizabeth J. Harless