Sorgho Elementary School Lighthouse team serving free meal to Coast Guard

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The Sorgho Elementary School student Lighthouse team will serve a meal to members of the U.S. Coast Guard assigned to the Sector Ohio Valley Unit (Coast Guard Cutter Obion), stationed in Owensboro.

The meal will be served at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Sorgho Elementary School cafeteria.

The event was planned as a demonstration of support to those serving in our local Coast Guard unit and their families during the recent government shutdown.

Although the shutdown has since been lifted, the student Lighthouse leaders still wanted to show their appreciation to these men, women and families for their service to our community, state and nation.

In addition to the meal, Kentucky Legend is sponsoring a food basket for each family in attendance.

Fifth-grade teacher and student Lighthouse team sponsor Catie Warren and SES cafeteria manager Heather Haynes were instrumental in organizing this event.

“This event is important to our Sorgho family because our very own Heather Haynes is a veteran of the Coast Guard,” Warren said. “Our student Lighthouse team works hard to provide service to others. This is one of our many projects that we have done this year. Our students are learning many ways that they can provide service to others, from reading to residents at the homeless shelter, walking dogs at the animal shelter, and serving meals to others. I love to get them involved with things like this so they can learn the importance of giving to others!”

 Sorgho Elementary School is located at 5390 KY 56.

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(This story was originally published on February 12, 2019)

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