Gowanda Middle School fifth-grade student James Keller decided once again, like last year, to make holiday wreaths and donate the earnings. Keller, with some help from his family, gathered the greenery, attached it to frames and gave the wreaths a finishing touch with bows and pinecones.
Keller's goal was to double his earnings of $90 last year. He not only doubled it, but more than tripled his goal raising a total of $310 this year. The money was divided up and donated to the Gowanda Food Pantry (to help those in need), Gowanda Police Department School Resource Officer (for safety programs for kids) and Eden Cozy Quilts (to help provide free quilts to cancer patients). All were chosen by Keller.
Keller would like to thank his friends, family and neighbors for helping in the making or buying of the wreaths. And a special thanks to his sister, Ally and the Dixieland Tree Farm.
Fifth-grade student James Keller (center) sold wreaths to raise money which was donated to three Gowanda organizations. Pictured with Keller is School Resource Officer Jen Alessi (left) and Doris Jones of the Gowanda Food Pantry (right).