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District 308 Smashes Food Pantry Record Donation

Oct 03, 2015 08:18AM ● By Steven Jack

Hunt Club Elementary School Principal Ryan Anderson accepts the trophy for his school collecting the most donations during the Second Annual District 308 food drive.

The Crosstown Classic football game wasn't the only exciting action happening on the field Friday night. 

Halftime of the varsity game also brought the announcement of the results of the second annual School District 308 Food Drive to benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. Over the course of the past two weeks, the district collected over 85,000 items, smashing last year's record-setting total of 58,000 items. 

Hunt Club Elementary School led the way with over 12,000 items donated by students and their families. Principal Ryan Anderson accepted the overall winner trophy from Superintendent Matthew Wendt during a ceremony at the 50-yard line. 

Two local businesses were also on the field during halftime, as Jimmy John's of Oswego presented the winners of its Crosstown rivalry fundraiser that took place on Wednesday at both store locations.

Oswego East supporters won that challenge by purchasing the most subs and showing the most school spirit. Area manager Samantha Vermilyer presented OEHS with a check for $800 and $400 went to OHS.
 
The winners of the 2014-15 Allied Bank Crosstown Challenge were also highlighted at halftime. T
he Crosstown Challenge totals all head to head regular season varsity sports competitions between OHS and OEHS throughout the school year.

OHS won the challenge, by a score of 11.33 to 10.67. Allied Bank President Ken Bertrand and Vice President of Operations and Marketing Andy Hardin presented the Crosstown Challenge trophy and checks for $2,500 to both schools.