Drexel Elementary, Junior High and High School students were selected as the December and January Students of the Month.
For more of the story see the February 7, 2013 edition of The Drexel Star.
Pictured: (Left) December Students of the Month are front row- Landon Studey, 4th grade and Hailee Teeter, 4th grade. Middle row- Jonah Hatten, 7th grade. Back row- Alexis Raffety, junior and Trevor Stewart, senior. Not pictured: Haley Collins, 7th grade.
The Drexel Fire Department assisted the Louisburg Fire Department on mutual aid to a structure fire last Saturday night, January 26, 2013. Drexel Fire was asked to bring a tanker and a fire crew to a vacant house at 313th and Rockville Road. Upon arrival, Drexel firefighters delivered 2500 gallons of water and were released from the scene.
By LACEY GUNNELS
"Poverty and homelessness aren't pretty. They're a tragedy faced all across America and right here in our own backyard." Those are the words of City Union Mission Executive Director Daniel J. Doty from the Mission's website, cityunionmission.org.
Drexel's very own Veana Purkey contributes her skills to this mission. She takes used plastic grocery bags and quilts them into sleeping mats for the homeless. "One day I called up to the City Union Mission and asked if they could use these mats and they said that they could so I continued to make them," Veana said.