PSD students and staff brought in a total of 1,380 frozen turkeys (a total of 19,615 pounds!) during the Nov. 13th annual district-wide "Turkey Roundup," which benefits the Food Bank of Larimer County.
Instead of a teacher coordinating the turkey drive at Lopez Elementary, a "Leader in Me" school, students were challenged to serve as the "turkey wranglers" and organize their school's turkey roundup. The students set goals, promoted the drive and collected the turkeys brought in by their school community. The students set a school-wide goal of getting 60 turkeys (10 turkeys per grade level), which they met when their grand total reached 62.
The school that collected the most turkeys in the elementary division is once again Bacon Elementary with 220 turkeys. Zach Elementary came in a close second with 214 turkeys.
Fort Collins High School collected 95 turkeys, making them the winner in the secondary division. Lesher Middle Schoool was a very close second with their 93 turkeys.
All turkeys collected went to the Food Bank of Larimer County, which distributes holiday food baskets to Larimer County residents. In addition to the turkeys, $277 cash donations and 187 pounds of “fixins" were donated!