A lesson in community service
Along with the reading and spelling and arithmetic, first-graders at Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School are learning the value — and the reward — of offering a helping hand. As part of their classes’ exploration of services provided in Lenoir County and their impact, the students participated in a weeklong collection project to aid the Lenoir County SPCA and the animal shelter it manages. During the collection, which ended Friday, students brought in dog and cat food, puppy food, paper towels and other supplies. First-grade classes involved in the SPCA donation are taught by Emily Burkett, Sara Pennington, Becky Smith and Juanita Sutton.