On November 6th, the FBLA members went out and participated in drive-by raking. Drive-by raking is when the FBLA members go around and rake up leaves from the yards of New Haven citizens. This is something that FBLA does every year. It is a tradition in our small little town.
This year the number of students that participated in the raking was about thirty-eight. There are four different groups. Each of the groups contains ten students. There were a total of eight yards for the students to rake. Mrs. Anderson said, “However, due to the yards being different sizes, the groups helped each other out and joined forces.”
The question that was sent to the students that participated in this event was “Do you think doing this every year benefits your community and why?”
Senior McKenzie Pecaut responded with, “Yes, because gathering people from our community and helping out people is very important to do.”
Senior Grace Allgaier said, “I think it can be very helpful to people who aren’t able to go out and rake their yards.”
Junior Hannah Rethemeyer commented, “Yes, I do think that this benefits the community because most of the people that we rake leaves for are older people and this helps them so that they don't have to go out and do it themselves.”
Senior Meagan Holtmeyer replied, “I think it makes the community closer and keeps people of different ages in check with each other, making everyone more trusting in the community.”
The final question that was asked was if you have participated in the past, what was your favorite memory?
Senior McKenzie Pecaut said, “Jumping into the pile of leaves when we were done.”
Junior Hannah Rethemeyer commented, “This year when we raked a really big pile of leaves and Sheny jumped into it. And when she did, you couldn’t see that she was in there, so we told Casey to jump right on top of her without knowing. Don’t worry, no one got hurt during this event.”
Senior Meagan Holtmeyer replied with, “Jumping in the pile at the compost when we were completely done.”
That is how the FBLA raking went this year. We all hope that FBLA keeps this great tradition going.