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Halloween turns into a shary time

Whidbey Christian Elementary School students with the result of the 2008 “Share Not Scare” food drive. Pictured front the left are Patric Cauldwell, Stefanie Naumowicz, and Makayla Hunt; back (left to right) Nicholas Akers, Ashley Lamb, Amelia Eckart, Sean Lawler, Kayla Akers, Rachel Pursel, Dan Nickolatos (teacher),and James Lamb. - Submitted photo
Whidbey Christian Elementary School students with the result of the 2008 “Share Not Scare” food drive. Pictured front the left are Patric Cauldwell, Stefanie Naumowicz, and Makayla Hunt; back (left to right) Nicholas Akers, Ashley Lamb, Amelia Eckart, Sean Lawler, Kayla Akers, Rachel Pursel, Dan Nickolatos (teacher),and James Lamb.
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Students from Whidbey Christian School will be passing out grocery bags on Monday afternoon, Oct. 26 in various Oak Harbor residential areas as the kickoff of their annual “Share Not Scare” food drive. Residents who receive the bags are asked to fill them with canned and boxed food.

Whidbey Christian students will return on Friday, Oct. 30 to pick up the filled bags. This is a traditional community service activity for students at the school. Food collected will be used to provide Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. Adventist Community Services assembles the baskets and then delivers them to families selected by Help House.

“That way,” said Principal/Teacher Dan Nickolatos, “contributions of food will only be distributed to families who have a legitimate referral.”

In a season that is typically devoted to “scaring” others, Whidbey Christian students ask Oak Harbor residents to “Share Not Scare” in a way that will help many people in Oak Harbor who are less fortunate.

For more information on helping or donating to the “Share Not Scare” campaign, contact Mr. Nickolatos at 279-1812.

Whidbey Christian School is associated with the Seventh-day Adventist educational system, second largest Christian school system in the world with 1.5 million students. The school, located at 31830 SR 20, is a fully-accredited, Christ-centered elementary school. Students are accepted without regard to race, origin, denomination, or gender.

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