Wallowa junior high wins county food drive

These six did most of the work when the Wallowa junior high school gathered nearly 1,000 pounds of food for the food bank during their March 1-5 food drive. Pictured left to right (back) Austin Burgess, Andrew Wilson and Nathaniel Oveson. (front) Tyler Soares, Ashley Burgess and Tyson Clark. Photo by Rocky Wilson

The seventh- and eighth-graders from the Wallowa school system easily won the challenge of who could gather the most donated food during the March 1-5 food drive held by junior high students of Wallowa County.

In one week's time Wallowa's junior high school students gathered 930 pounds of food compared to 503 pounds of food by the Enterprise junior high and 57 pounds by Joseph junior high.

All the gathered donations have gone to the Enterprise and Wallowa Food Banks.

As a prize for their efforts Wallowa junior high students will receive free bowling from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 (Spring break) at Wallowa Valley Lanes in Joseph.

Students from other schools who participated in the food drive will be allowed to bowl during the same hours at a reduced rate. They will be charged $1.50 for 10 frames of bowling and $1 for shoes.

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