This post was authored by Warrenton student Patrick Kyle. I, his mere editor, commend him.
MVGS students understand the following scene very well: you step out of the warm car, or off of the warm bus, and begin the frigid trek to the LFCC Warrenton Campus doors at 7:15 AM. You ponder what awaits you…
Fifteen sleepy minutes before a long first period with (Insert Strangely-Way-Too-Cheerful-for-7:30-AM-MVGS-Teacher Name Here). Excellent.
Eyes still half shut, you miss the first half-hearted grab for the door handle. It’s going to be a good day?
You muscle the ridiculously heavy door open to… whoa. What’s that smell? And why is everyone smiling so much? Then, without warning: the aroma of rich, warm, frothy hot chocolate (available with marshmallows and/or whipped cream upon request) is suddenly… overpowering. What an incredible discovery! You, a half-asleep governor’s school student, can purchase a conveniently-sized cup of chocolate-y morning delight for a bargain price, with all proceeds going to a noble cause! It’s so… steamy! And rich! It’s almost too good to be true! – No. It CAN’T be a dream. That would be too cruel…
Don’t worry. You really did get out of bed this morning. 🙂
The MVGS Warrenton Community Service Group has been busy.
With two official Smoothie Days, some impromptu cookie sales, and one (most recently) Hot Chocolate Day already under their metaphorical volunteer belt, the MVGS Warrenton PAL Community Service Group is constantly looking for creative ways to fundraise.
With proceeds from these sales going either to the Fauquier County SPCA or to the construction of a school for girls in Soroti, Uganda, the ambitious juniors pride themselves as much on the uniqueness of their fund-garnering methods, as they do their wide variety of selected causes. They look to help on a local level as well as a global one- which, although it may sound like an impossible task, is really not so hard to do. And, it’s not just about fundraising, either.
Food drives, marathons, the D.C. Walk for the Homeless, and events planned around Autism Awareness Month in April are all on the agenda, as well as a continuous Facebook/Email-driven correspondence with troops deployed overseas in order to put together personalized care packages. Running out of ideas just isn’t a problem for our group. Mandatory volunteer-hour requirements? They run in fear.
However, the members of the MVGS Warrenton Community Service PAL Group are always open to new ideas. If you have one, or feel like you are just plain missing out, feel free to contact their PAL leader, Dr. Felts at firstname.lastname@example.org.