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Collegiate Farm Bureau sends thanks to soldiers

27 October 2015

The Pratt Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau is giving thanks in a big way. For the CFB’s fall service project they reached out to their fellow students as well as the community and PCC employees in an effort to collect at least 100 handwritten letters to give to service men and women who will not make it home for the Thanksgiving holiday. This project is called “The Big Thank You”.

The Big Thank You is a letter writing campaign in association with a national morning radio show called The Bert Show. The goal is to send every single service man and women deployed outside of the United States a letter of gratitude to open on Thanksgiving Day. The CFB learned about this initiative from a chapter advisor and agreed that this was a project they would like to participate in.

“We wanted to let the soldiers know how much they are appreciated,” said Anna Schmidtberger, Vice president of the PCC Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. “We hope that sending out these letters will get their spirits up.”

To get the word out and collect as many letters as possible the CFB put the word out to PCC students, faculty and staff. Their goal was to reach 100 letters by Oct. 26. Anyone who wanted to write a letter would have the opportunity during the Volleyball game Monday night. They set up a table outside of the Dennish Lesh Sports Arena ready with paper, pencils and crayons. The PCC commons area had tables full of people writing letters about anything they could think of; weather, Kansas City Royals, and even the infamous Pratt pizza taco. At the end of the night they collected more than 120 hand written letters which surpassed their initial goal. The letters collected by the CFB will be shipped out immediately but there is still time to participate and send your own letter in the mail.

If you would like to write a letter and give thanks to a soldier you can mail them directly to The Bert Show. For letter guidelines and mailing procedures you can visit www.bigthankyou2015.com.