Bucyrus High School Student Council hosts “Socktober” supply drive

Bucyrus High School Student Council is hosting a sock drive surrounding the football game against Wynford Oct. 26. Kaylene Love, high school student council advisor, said the idea started after planning a “sock hop” tailgate with student council event chairperson McKenze Powers. “We have a group of very generous students involved in student council this year,” said Love, “and they wanted to do more to give back to the community this year.” Love said discussions led them to a sock-collecting drive called Socktober organized by Kid President Brad Montague.

Powers said, “I am hoping the student body sees how powerful giving back can be. Doing positive things for the community and knowing it can make a difference in the lives of people gives me a sense of pride knowing we are connecting to our community and making it a better place.”

The drive will kick off during the day on the 26th at the Bucyrus High School gym where high school students can turn in socks at the “sock hop” tailgate from noon-2 p.m. The tailgate is only for students and staff and will feature 50’s themed music, food, and games.

Socks will also be collected at the Bucyrus vs Wynford football game starting at 6 p.m. by the pass gate. Any student in grades K-12 from Bucyrus or Wynford who brings 5 new pairs of socks to the game will receive free admission into the game. Socks are being accepted for men, women and children, and must be new in original packaging. Dark socks are preferred.

Community members are welcome to donate but will not receive free admission into the game. They can make donations in the high school office during school hours from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The socks will be donated to the Bucyrus Salvation Army.

Student council fundraising chairman Tyler Bishop said their goal is to collect 500 pairs of socks. “Together as a school, I hope to collect enough socks to provide for those around our community, especially as the weather begins to change. We hope to improve the lives of people in need one pair of socks at a time.”

For more information, please contact Kaylene Love at klove@bucyrusschools.org.