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STEPHENVILLE (October 28, 2015) — Continuing a new tradition started two years ago, Stephenville High School’s Soy Importante club plans to trick or treat for canned goods around Stephenville again on Halloween night.
Former president of the club and SHS graduate, Zulema Medina, helped come up with the idea as a service the club, made up of mainly Hispanic students, could do to give back to the community. The club focuses on showing Hispanic students opportunities available to them in colleges and the work force and stresses community service for its members.
Club members plan to hand out candy on the square at the safe trick or treating event hosted by the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce on Thursday evening and then go around neighborhoods in Stephenville collecting cans to donate to local food banks on Saturday.
Members of the club will be carrying bags with a sign attached saying, “SHS Soy Importante Trick ‘O Treat for Cans.” They will be working in pairs and will not be collecting cans after 9 p.m. Members will have assigned areas of Stephenville so that no house should be asked for cans more than one time.
So, don’t forget this year when you are stocking up on candy for the young trick or treaters, to buy a can or two for a group working to give back to their community in a fun and positive way.