Coshocton Elementary School surpasses Operation October goal

| November 26, 2019

Third grade students Kara Tignor, Lucas Vickers, and Macie Dickerson competed in the Marshmallow Mayhem game during an assembly on Nov. 25 at Coshocton Elementary School. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Elementary School students didn’t just meet their Operation October goals, they went well beyond it.

“We asked you to bring in small gifts to fill shoeboxes that go to children across the world,” said Michelle Woodie, who teaches art at the school. “Our goal was 1,000 items to fill 50 boxes, but you brought in 1,533 items.”

The school filled its 50 boxes and took them along with their leftover items to Grace United Methodist Church, which was a collection site for Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

“With what we gave the church they were able to fill another 30 boxes,” Woodie said. “Eighty kids are going to get a box from CES this year. You should be very proud of the job you guys did.”

Throughout the month the school kept track of the number of items students brought in and the results were revealed during a Nov. 25 assembly. Third grade came in first with 492 items, second grade was second with 343 items, and first grade was third with 218 items.

For their prize, several preselected third graders competed against teachers and staff members in Minute To Win It style games.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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