SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The SCS Foundation hosted a wonderful meet and greet with Santa for all of the local kids this past Saturday.
The Sylacauga City Schools (SCS) Foundation has been providing financial support through grants for the students and teachers of Sylacauga’s school system since its inception, and this weekend the SCS, partnered with the city’s chapter of Alabama SkillsUSA and Toyota of Sylacauga, found an opportunity to give once again to the children of our area.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, over 450 students and parents assembled in the Sylacauga High School cafeteria to enjoy the breakfast catered by Chick-fil-A. The meal was free for students pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade.
Also on hand for the event were the newly-crowned Miss Sylacauga, Lacey Wood, and Miss Sylacauga’s Outstanding Teen, Isabella Kirkland. The SHS jazz band played Christmas-themed music throughout.
“This event has become a true Christmas blessing not only to our school children and their families but also to the many volunteers that help make the magic happen,” said Executive Director of the SCS Foundation Carol Sprayberry. “It is our way of showing love and joy during this time of year in hopes that lives will be touched and happy memories made.”
The pictures taken at the breakfast were done by students of SHS. Through SkillsUSA and using funding received through grants written to the SCS Foundation, SHS obtained the cameras, lenses, and printer used by the students.
SkillsUSA is an organization looking to instill students with job skill training. It’s mission statement is to provide “500,000” young minds with the skills to enter the workforce by 2025. The group deals with all facets of job training from construction and public safety to human services and health sciences.
The other partnership with the SCS Foundation that is so appreciated is with Toyota of Sylacauga. For each new car sold they contribute $30 to the Foundation. The November sales check in the amount of $1050 was presented at the breakfast.
These contributions directly impact the classroom throughout all grade levels, supporting needed equipment and supplies to enhance learning for SCS students.