CHHS students feed city’s fathers

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 15, 2010

Students from several Charles Henderson High School groups collaborated Thursday to give a little back to those who “give so much.”

CHHS’s Future Business Leaders of America, Student Government Association, Future Farmers of America and Family, Career, Community Leaders of America joined efforts to hold a lunch for the Troy City Schools board members and father of the city of Troy.

People like Troy Council members Jason Reeves and Johnny Witherington were just some of the “fathers” who were honored at the luncheon.

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“We wanted to give back to them because they do so much for us,” said FBLA President Meagon Bean.

Members of Mrs. Paula Hinson’s culinary arts program cooked and served the meal for the school’s special guests — and none of them left hungry.

“I’m very impressed. It’s like eating at an upscale restaurant,” said board member Wally Lowery, who attended his first “city fathers” luncheon Thursday. “Students are dedicated to cook meals like this. I give accolades to Mrs. Hinson.”

For other board members, this luncheon is not a new thing.

But, that doesn’t mean it’s any less special.

“It’s good to be here with the fellow board members and the city fathers,” said board member Dorotha Thomas, who has served for eight years. “Most of all, these children have done an amazing job.”

One of the city fathers, Reeves, said this event is something he looks forward to each year.

“It was wonderful. This is something I look forward to every year,” Reeves said. “I’m very appreciative to Mrs. Wagoner and every involved.”

Board members will also have another opportunity to be recognized at the Hank Jones Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.