CHS Leadership students support area Ronald McDonald House

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Crestview High Leadership students Glenn Deidos, Kinley Childress and Nolan Arenz help prepare supper for Ronald McDonald House residents.

ERIN HARDELL / Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 01:10 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The regional Ronald McDonald House has new friends in Crestview High School's Leadership program.

The house — which serves families who travel to Pensacola for their children's critical medical treatment — is looking neater, and families living there had one less meal to prepare March 11.

Thirty-one Crestview students cleaned the 26-bedroom house's common areas, sorted donated clothing, did laundry and cooked supper for some of the home's 60 residents.

Using recipes that Leadership teacher Stephanie Sanders printed from the Internet, the kids pitched in and prepared a supper including potato salad, green salad, green beans, macaroni and cheese and cake for dessert.

"Even the boys helped," senior Ashley Guthrie said jokingly. "We got them drying the dishes."

P.E. teacher Kathy Combest, who holds required license and certification, voluntarily drove the school bus that took the Crestview students to and from Pensacola, saving money over hiring a bus driver.

The idea of helping at Ronald McDonald House was born when students started collecting soda tabs to benefit the home, Sanders said.

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