For the 23rd straight year, you can get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at Holiday Happening. The Junior League of Lubbock organizes the event every year at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. With more than 125 exhibits, there is sure to be something for everyone. "Holiday Happening: A Spirit of Sharing" begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday.
It was good, but it could be better. That's the idea ninth grader Sarina Rapini had in mind when she challenged the students at All Saints Episcopal School to beat their record last year in collecting cans for the "U-Can Share Food Drive." Rapini says that if students bring one more can than they did last year it would make a big difference.
"Basically nobody ever really cares, and they just bring cans and don't really think much of it, but they don't realize how much they are helping people. I think it would be great if we could get everybody's heart into it not just the few people that really make it possible." said Rapini.
The "U-Can Share Food Drive" benefits the South Plains Food Bank. Donations are used to prepare Christmas baskets for area residents. NewsChannel 11 is a proud sponsor of the "U-Can Share Food Drive" and our collection campaign kicks off December 2nd.
On Tuesday night at Frenship, students there are going about helping people in our community in a different way. Students there made ceramic bowls and Breedlove Plant donated a soup base that will be served to about 200 people. Students want everyone to realize what type of meal the less fortunate could be eating every day. The Empty Bowls Banquet starts at 6:00. The cost of the meal is $10, and everyone will be given a hand-made ceramic bowl.