Church Hill sponsors sock drive

Oliver Elkins, Makenzie Blair, Gates Harris, Music Teacher Tara Lowery and Principal Cindy Donahoo with a few of the socks donated during the sock drive at Church Hill Elementary.
Staff Writer

Tara Lowery, music teacher at Church Hill Elementary, was looking for Christmas music ideas on YouTube.

She came across a fun sounding musical called" Christmas Sock Rock."

After watching the video, there was a suggestion at the end to do a Christmas Sock Drive. That was the inspiration for the Christmas musical and the sock drive presently going on at Church Hill Elementary to help residents at Dugan Memorial Home and Sally Kate Winters Family Services.

Parents and grandparents are invited to a "Christmas Sock Rock" at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. this morning and are welcome to bring some socks to donate.

"I wanted the students to understand that Christmas is as much about giving as receiving," Lowery said. "We are taking adult socks for Dugan Memorial Home and kid's socks for the children who will be spending Christmas at Sally Kate Winters Family Services."

Cindy Donahoo, principal of Church Hill Elementary, said the students will be taking sock donations until Friday morning. Then the students will be going to Dugan to give the residents their socks and sing Christmas Carols.

"We have gotten all types of socks so far," Lowery said. "We have Christmas socks, crew socks, it doesn't matter. We just want to be able to give a pair to every resident and to every child at Sally Kate Winters."

Lowery said she likes the idea of teaching children that giving back to their community is important.

"It gives them a chance to think about other people," Lowery said. "At this time of year all of the children are thinking about getting presents and what Santa Claus is going to bring them. This makes them think about people who may not have as much as they do."