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Annual Lancer Candy Lane: Fun for young and old

by Cassie Harris, Reporter

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Every December, Linganore hosts Lancer Candy Lane, a holiday event where kids from the community can come to make holiday-inspired crafts. Tables line the cafeteria, and they are covered in school glue, glitter, and red and green paper. This year’s event was Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student volunteers from various honor societies, Key Club, and Student Government Association led the crafts and other stations.

“I love seeing my students and my kids outside of the classroom, enjoying themselves,” said Jennifer Purgason.

“It’s funny because I now see parents that were students of mine,” said Mrs. Paula Larson. “I love the face painting and the huge crowd.”

Out in Main Street, the Drama Honor Society performed several puppet shows throughout the day. The Art Honor Society provided face painting and also sold pieces for charity. Students of Future Farmers of America sold flower arrangements and poinsettias.

Also in Main Street, students and members of the community could take pictures with Santa Claus.

“My favorite part is seeing the little kids have a good time,” said Andrew Nash, member of the Class of 2018.

All around were little children pondering the tables for their next project. Some of the edible crafts included decorating cookies and making marshmallow snowmen. If that wasn’t enough, toasty hot chocolate was provided to all.

Crafts included transforming paper bags into snowmen, making paper reindeer, decorating foam picture frames, and creating paper ornaments.

The National English Honor Society helped kids write letters to Santa. For every letter received, Macy’s donates five cents to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Students  walk away from Lancer Candy Lane with more than just volunteer hours. “I love the way it makes you feel afterwards,” said Mrs. Dragana Blonder, sponsor of the French Honor Society.  “Volunteering makes you feel good afterwards. It’s rewarding.”

“I love seeing students come together for a common cause,” said Class of 2017 member Samantha Buckman, “I love having an opportunity to get to know people in the community.

The pre-Holiday season always offers a multitude of volunteering opportunities other than Lancer Candy Lane. National Honor Society members can ring bells for the Salvation Army. The Eggnog Jog on December 17 is hosted by the SGA and is open for any member of the Lancer community.

The Lancer Candy Lane is organized by parent volunteers, Michelle and Keith Prather.  Although their daughters graduated several years ago, they continue to give back to the local community.

Below is a slideshow of the various festivities throughout the day.

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