Columbus Collects 536 Turkeys for This Year’s Turkey Drive
By Alexander Santana
On November 19, 2015, Columbus High School held its annual Turkey Drive. Every year the Columbus community is very generous by donating turkeys, canned goods, and other necessities. This year Columbus collected 536 turkeys for the many poor and homeless families of Miami. Columbus works with the Miami-Dade Police Department every year and collects the food next to the cafeteria and at Marist Circle.
This year Campus Ministry, the Squires Club, S.A.C., and the Spanish Honor Society were in charge of the Turkey Drive. At 9 A.M. there was a ceremony held in the cafeteria where all the cafeteria workers as well as Paul the security guard were given gift cards and turkeys for their families. Columbus president, Br. Kevin Handibode F.M.S., Columbus principal, Mr. David Pugh, Dr. Ausenda Folch, Mr. Gerardo Gonzalez, Br. Eladio Gonzalez F.M.S. and Dr. E. Carter Burrus were in attendance. Also in attendance were all the presidents and officers of the 45 clubs and honor societies that Columbus has.
As Marist we are called to care for those in most need of our love and service. The Turkey Drive is another example of the great Marist education that Columbus has offered for over half a century.