Students Give Thanks & Give Back

Families gathered on Thursday evening at Pacelli Catholic Elementary School-St. Bronislava (PCES-St. Bronislava) in the spirit of giving thanks and giving back.

Over 100 people – students, parents and staff – gathered to take part in community building and community service projects this Thanksgiving season. Activities included decorating cookies, making turkey headbands, children’s games, and making special Thanksgiving placemats and cards.

Students Give Thanks & Give Back News Item PhotoThe placemats and cards will be donated to the 32nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by St. Bronislava Church, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and The Springs United Methodist Church.

“One of the most fulfilling things we do as a school is give back to our community through service projects,” said Ellen Lopas, Principal of PCES-St. Bronislava and Pacelli Catholic Middle School. “Something as simple as making Thanksgiving cards and placemats can put a smile on the faces of many, while developing in our students many special qualities and skills like compassion, teamwork, and leadership.”


About Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The dinner, which will be held from 11:00am-2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day, Room at St. Bronislava Church, is free of charge to anyone in the greater Plover and Stevens Point community areas, and the doors are open to anyone looking to share a meal and fellowship. Rides will be available for individuals needing transportation to and from the meal, and you can arrange delivery of meals by calling 715.341.6122.

Volunteers are still needed to help with food preparation on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Interested parties may call 715.544.0442 between 9:00am-8:00pm or may sign up online at If you’re interested in volunteering as a driver to deliver meals and transport people to and from the dinner, please call Good Shepard Lutheran Church at 715.341.6122.

St. Bron’s will also have a box for collecting non-perishable foods in the gathering space, should you wish to donate. Donations of cash are also encouraged and appreciated in order to ensure the continuation of this community meal for years to come. They can be sent to Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 2000 Roosevelt Drive, Plover, WI 54467, to the attention of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

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