PLAS Excel Club serves Troy FD breakfast
Published 4:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Pike Liberal Arts Excel Club honored the Troy Fire Department by serving breakfast to the fireman Tuesday morning.
“It was an honor for the people to think about us,” said Captain Mike Rhodes, “especially for the high school students to take it upon themselves to do something.”
The Excel Club is junior portion of the Exchange Club. Students involved in this club participate in community service projects and give back to the community in different ways.
“Today we are just supporting the firemen for all they do,” said Hayes Lee, president of the Excel Club. “We thought of some of the people that help us as a city and just wanted to do something for them.”
According to Excel Club Sponsor Alissa Jordan, the students in the club thought that breakfast would be the perfect way to say “thank you.”
“We wanted to give back to people who put their lives on the line for us,” Jordan said.
“Breakfast was a good way to do that, and the students made the breakfast.”
Rhodes said that the firemen often have to leave a meal to respond to calls, so being able to sit down and enjoy a cooked meal was a special event.
“It’s a treat for them to sit down and eat a meal like this,” Rhodes said. “For them to sit down and eat a prepared meal that they didn’t have to prepare themselves, and it wasn’t fast food.”
The Excel Club bases it’s work on four pillars: community service, Americanism, youth and child protections, and the breakfast was their first community service project.
Later in the school year, the Excel Club will ring bells with the Salvation Army, help the Student Government Association sponsor a breakfast for veterans and do a project with Sav-a-Life.