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A chance to help with MHS Winter Fest efforts
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MONROE - Monroe High School students have been using this school week as an opportunity to have fun while supporting local charities.

And tonight, at the MHS girls basketball games, the community has a chance to participate.

The school's Key Club, Student Senate and National Honor Society have collaborated on the second annual Winter Fest, which continues through Friday, weather permitting. This year's activities not only include fun events for staff and students, but also are filled with ways that students support local charities.

At tonight's basketball games - which have been moved up to 5 p.m. for the junior-varsity and 6:30 p.m. for the varsity due to the approaching winter storm - the first 100 people bringing a donation of a food item for the food pantry receive a free Winter Fest T-shirt provided by Canton Promotions and Monroe Mania.

Students today enjoyed a traditional holiday feast with turkey and all the fixings. Friday, the students are scheduled to have a free skating party at SLICE from 8 to 10 a.m. On Saturday, the Frosty Ball is scheduled from 8 to 11 p.m.

To help local charities, each class chose a charity to collect donations for throughout the week. They decorated "Giving Trees" in the theme of their charity. The freshmen chose to support the food pantry, sophomores Green Haven, juniors the Green County Humane Society, and seniors the Ronald McDonald House. A list of needed items for each charity is posted on the office window.