Ansonville Elementary School staff have sponsored potential students to attend the Summer Fun Day Camp at Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center this summer.
The campers will participate in six weeks of camp at the center. Ansonville Principal Michael Vedder made the sponsorship presentation. School staff members Mary Wood and Lillian Manner were on hand to witness the presentation.
With the help of Wood, Vedder directed a non-perishable food drive. The food drive was in support of the Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center’s Emergency Food Pantry. Faculty members and students made the food drive a success. Ansonville Elementary collected approximately 300 pounds of food.
In 2016, the Burnsville food pantry served 1,476 families and 1,116 children as well as 860 senior adults.
“Summer months are difficult for parents to keep food on the table to feed the little ones,” center director Carol Smith said in a release. “This food drive will surely help those that are eligible this summer.”
Volunteers David Huneycutt and David Perry made sure that all food was picked up and placed in the Emergency Pantry area.
The Summer Fun Day Camp will begin June 19.
The camp is available to all children through individuals’ sponsorship donations. Potential campers are able to enroll at little or no cost, as long as there are scholarships available.
Burnsville Recreation and Learning Center is open daily 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Parents or guardians may come by and enroll campers or pick up applications.