Senior Keaton Roof helps collect donations in the LHS cafeteria. (Paige Bostic)
Senior Keaton Roof helps collect donations in the LHS cafeteria.

Paige Bostic

ASC Sponsors Liberty Turkey Drive

November 16, 2021

Buckets are available in the cafeteria to accept donations. (Paige Bostic)

A new table has appeared in the Liberty cafeteria to herald the Liberty 2021 Turkey Drive. On it, students can find buckets – labeled with familiar teachers’ names – placed by the Associative Student Council, along with giant paper turkeys. Why is this?

The annual Turkey Drive is collecting cash and turkey donations which will be given to No Hunger Holiday, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a Thanksgiving meal to everyone regardless of their financial standing. The organization now includes 4,000 families. 

Students are free to drop off cash donations during lunch in the cafeteria buckets on behalf of the teacher of their choosing: Ms. Beierman, Ms. T.O., Mr. Barnes, Mr. Walterbach and Ms. McMillen.

As each teacher accumulates more and more donations, their turkey will gain the archetypal tail feathers. The teacher who receives the most turkey feathers will get to dress up in a noble turkey costume, and the teacher who ends up with the least turkey feathers will be forced into a ridiculous chicken costume. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Liberty will be accepting donations of frozen turkeys before the school day begins. 

The Turkey Drive also serves as a competition among the Wentzville high schools to see who can make the most donations, but here at Liberty, competition is heavy among the teachers too. Students in the 200 hallway have likely found Ms. T.O. in a pilgrim hat requesting donations. “I hope to keep my running streak alive!” announced the long-winning T.O., before giving a resounding “gobble gobble!” Ms. T.O. is continuing a rather direct campaign for victory, as any English student in the building may tell you.

Liberty Publications sent out a survey to determine which teacher is most popular in the running for wearing either costume.

Surveyed students voted on who they hope to see in the turkey costume.
Surveyed students voted on who they hope to see in the chicken costume.
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