Tuesday’s Bacone Hour held much significance.
It began like many others with a prayer for fellowship and blessings the school has been given.
There was then a brief true history of the first Thanksgiving provided by Dr. Patti Jo King, Director of the Center for American Indians.
Miss Indian Bacone Jada Silverhorn, also expressed her feelings about the American Indian culture, its spirituality, and the selflessness that comes with it.
This day, however, represented what being thankful and giving is all about.
It marked the ninth consecutive year for the annual food and toy drive sponsored by the Center for Christian Ministry.
Many students, teams, organizations, faculty, and staff came together to help those less fortunate.
Representatives from both the Salvation Army and Gospel Rescue Mission were in attendance.
Lieutenant Jason Sebo of the Salvation Army declared his utmost appreciation for the school’s efforts to “give back without question”.
Jack Murr of the Gospel Rescue Mission also had some input saying that “there are always families in need of food. So, thanks and God bless.”
There were a complete total of 150 bags with 22 bags consisting of toys.
On the leader boards were: First Place – Women’s Soccer Team (who exceeded the base limit by 220%), Second Place – Track Team Overall (who also exceeded their original limit by 160%), Third Place – Women’s Softball (who exceeded by 140%).
People were constantly reminded by those who spoke that these holiday seasons are designed to help one another and not about materialistic objects.
Throughout it all and yet to come, it’s always better to give back.