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Tamales – Major Key

Key Club holds a tamale fundraiser

One of South’s unknown clubs, Key Club, is having a fundraiser for donations by selling tamales.

The prices for the tamales are three for $5, five for $10 and 12 for $15. Anyone can buy them from a key club member with cash or a check made out to Park Hill South Key Club.

Faculty Advisor Ms. Meredith Williams said, “I like Key Club because it is a chance for students to connect with their community.”

Key Club is a school club that earns service hours by helping the community, state and nation. Park Hill South’s club hasn’t been recognized since 2004 and they are trying to raise funds to be recognized by the national Key Club.

According to the official Key Club website, “High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.”

Students look for needs in the community and bring it to the group for anyone that wants to be involved.

Mia Hackett, advisor, said “I joined because it is a good opportunity to get involved in school and meet new people.”

As an advisor, Hackett organizes events, gets people to be more involved and run meetings. Their most recent event was the Chalk Walk downtown which was organized by fellow advisor Alexis Applequist.

Arturo Gomez said, “I like the sponsor, that there is a goal in mind and people who share the same interest.”

Gomez’s family owns a new restaurant in Riverside called Adelita’s. The tamales are a family recipe that will be made by the Key Club. Students can order tamales over the next two weeks.