Key Club raises $260 with 20-Hour Famine

The Sweet Home High School Key Club raised $260 with its 20-Hour Famine Feb. 18-19.

Unlike last year, when most of the money came from local businesses, a number of individuals contributed most of the money, which will go to Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, club Vice President Jessica Trautwein said.

Students began their fast on Sunday night, Feb. 18, and ended it at 11 a.m. Monday. They ate a paper cup of rice to start the fast and drank only water.

“It really makes you appreciate what you have,” Trautwein said.

The fast ended with a meal of corn meal waffles and fruit.

To make the 20 hours more “hunger-free,” students played games the majority of the evening.

“We played ice-breaker games for the first few hours and then began working on puzzles and playing board games such as Life, Stratego, Outburst, Scene It, and other games along the same thought line,” Trautwein said.

The Key Club is also involved in blood drives at the school, Mud Flats, Jamboree, and Singing Christmas Tree.