The glasses will be recycled into new pairs and given to those in need of glasses.
During the month of October, Frenship ISD elementary schools worked to collect 1,705 pairs of glasses in conjunction with the Wolfforth Lions Club for its eyeglasses campaign. The glasses collected, in all different shapes and sizes, will be recycled and made into new ones which will then be given to those in need of glasses.
The final count of glasses collected were announced during the November school board meeting Monday (Nov. 14).
All of the elementary schools’ principals, nurses and student representatives attended the school board meeting to hear the total amount collected. Doug Willis, a member of the Wolfforth Lions Club, also attended the meeting and was proud to see all of the work the schools put in to collecting the glasses.
To get the schools motivated, they turned the campaign into a friendly competition to see which school could collect the most pairs. The school that collected the most gets a fun day with bounce houses before the school year ends.
Oak Ridge Elementary came out on top, collecting 476 pairs of glasses.
Tanner Higgins, a current ninth grade students at Frenship High School, also was recognized at the school board meeting for his artwork titled The Zebra being selected for the cover of the new sketch diary for SAX Art Supply. Higgins completed the artwork during his eighth grade year at Terra Vista Middle School.