Chamber student

Tejal Morris (at left), a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, is pictured here with Sharon Chavers of Carter’s Drug Store in downtown Fayetteville while dropping off a jar for the SAB Penny Drive to benefit Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center. Residents are encouraged to drop some change in any of the jars located in area businesses from now until Feb. 21.

In its ongoing effort to give back to the community, the Student Advisory Board (SAB) of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will hold a Penny Drive to benefit Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center.

Student Advisory Board members will be placing jars at the registers of some of our area businesses to collect donations from now until Feb. 21. The money collected will be donated to Junior’s House.

The Chamber’s student board is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors from Lincoln County High School, Fayetteville High School, Homeschool and Riverside Christian Academy. SAB was formed in 1996 to introduce students to various aspects of our community through business leader panel discussions and industry tours. Another important component is to help develop students’ interest, leadership skills and involvement in the community.

To encourage community involvement, points are awarded for hours of service. At the end of the school year, the student with the most points receives a $500 Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Scholarship.

Adult leaders this year are Laura Mayer, Jim Neale, Melissa Burt and Cindy Jackson.

If you see a jar in town, please give generously for this important organization. Junior’s House Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to bringing together the victim and the Child Protective Investigative team, in one location, to lessen the trauma experienced by victims of child abuse and their families and to increase the awareness of the problem of child abuse and abuse prevention.

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