BRADFORD — Bradford School’s agriculture teacher Nic Baumer said he was more than happy to oblige when his seventh-grade ag class decided to conduct a community service project in December.
The students made many posters to advertise that they were setting up a mitten tree, according to Bradford FFA chapter reporter Mercedes Smith. This way old, yet good-conditioned gloves, hats, and scarves could be collected and then donated to the Bradford Depot for distribution to kids who were in need.
Half of the items were also kept at the school to be handed out as needed. The seventh-graders’ tree received a collection of 60 hats, 93 pairs of gloves/mittens, and eight scarves, Smith said.
A great experience was shared by the students in serving the community and discovering the wonderful feeling that helping those in need can bring, according to Smith.
“After this project, it’s safe to say that there will be many more like this in the future of the Bradford Agriculture Program,” Smith said.
This story was contributed by Bradford FFA chapter reporter Mercedes Smith.