Student to student
January 3, 2007
Park City High School’s National Honor Society is always looking for ways to help the community. December’s food drive and the scholarship golf tournament in the Spring are just a few of the projects that students participate in to enrich Park City. But this January NHS decided to look beyond their own humble town — way beyond. NHS participated in the Heifer International program, where money is raised to buy animals for people who need them to survive. Lacey Jones, treasurer of NHS, said, "the Park City High School’s NHS is so excited to be able to improve lives internationally. We have been able to help the local community before, but to use all of our wonderful resources to reach out to starving families in the world give them a life-changing gift is a tremendous opportunity." Heifer International describes itself as "a nonprofit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and caring for the earth by providing livestock, trees, training and other resources to help struggling families around the globe."
raising money, the community will be able to buy animals that provide milk, eggs, wool, draft power and other benefits that can improve nutrition, income, education for the children and an overall a new way of life. The goal is to raise enough money to buy at least one of the Heifer International Arks, which cost $5,000. The Ark includes two of 15 different animal species that will greatly improve many lives in places all around the world. To many of us, a goat is just a goat, but to someone is an impoverished country it represents so much more. It gives milk for food, fur for clothes, and can have offspring which can then be sold to make money. Heifer Int. doesn’t just provide the livestock, they make sure the communities know how to get the most efficient long-term use out of the animals.
The goal of NHS is to bring the community together to support a worthy cause. Instead of just going around asking for handouts, NHS decided to hold a dinner party. After all, few things draw attention better than good food and a fun time. On the menu is an Italian dinner (complete with desert) prepared by the high school’s food classes and others with food handlers license (your safety always comes first). The night also includes a silent auction and live music. It will be held Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Park City Community Church, located at the base of Sun Peak. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go directly to Heifer International. This is a great chance to make a difference, eat good food, and have fun. "The more support we can get the larger, more successful, this event will be," said Jones.
For more information or to buy tickets, contact Lacey Jones at (435) 640-1502 or Kathryn Ward at (435) 901-1862.