Latin Club bags it up for the holidays

Lauren Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Latin Club hosted its bagging party Tuesday in room 570.

The volunteer project “Book and a Bag” officially ended on Dec. 13 for the Latin Club, and members gathered the bags that were donated and filled them with gifts and necessities that were purchased by the Latin Club board members.

Club vice-president Julie Cotton, senior, said, “Since we will be donating the bags during the holidays and since we’ve partnered with the organization ‘Bag-Up the Love,’ the board decided to purchase necessities and gifts for the foster children.”

Latin Club members filled each bag with a coloring book, a pack of crayons, a large bottle of body wash, a large bottle of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush. The organization “Bag-Up the Love” has decided to supply stuffed animals and postcards.

The Latin club received over 50 bags and wants to thank everyone who donated and wants them to know that they’ve helped make the holidays special for a foster child.

Treasurer Mathew Estes, senior, said, “please know that your generosity is recognized and that we are personally, as a club, moved by the amount of donations we have received since we’re a significantly small club and thus weren’t expecting this amount of enthusiasm we ended up receiving towards the project.”

The club played holiday music and ate cookies, candy canes, and chips as they filled up the bags. Afterwards the members took a mock mythology quiz to see who knew the most about Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. It was no surprise to the members that the Cotton aced the quiz, thereby taking first place and being titled the class “goddess” of mythology. The runner up was Sophomore Rene Garcia.

The members also received free bracelets from Bag Up the Love as a token of gratitude for the members help in the cause.