Reindeer Games collect 1,700 cans of foodPublished 11:58am Saturday, December 22, 2012
Crest High School won the reindeer roundup award for donating more than 400 cans of food during Polk County High School’s Reindeer Games held Wednesday, Dec. 19.
The annual Reindeer Games, a track and field event, is held to benefit Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Participating students from various high schools are asked to donate one canned food item as their entry fee. Crest High School donated 469 cans, according to Tryon mayor and PCHS coach Alan Peoples. Peoples said Polk students couldn’t be outdone and although they originally only collected over 200 cans they went back and had parents purchase more to donate.