Several children came together with area residents recently to collect soda pop can tabs for those in need.
According to Jackson Township Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Christina Rea, members of the school council collected 139 pounds of tabs for the project. In addition, other area residents collected more than 2,600 pounds of tabs.
The tabs were collected at Community Missionary Church and bagged for shipment.
Area resident Marion "Sarge" Eveland said the tabs will go to the McDonald House in Indianapolis and the pop cans will go for the "Rice for Haiti Children Project."
Union United Methodist Church Rev. Dennis Alstott and the church missionary group have been collecting and recycling along with area churches, businesses along with others to help feed children in Haiti.
Jackson Township Elementary Student Council representatives involved in the project included current fifth-graders Deaven McCrocklin, Abbey Timberman, Chandler Reeves and Keegan Roembke, along with North Clay Middle School sixth-graders Darci Chambers, Darcy Fritz, Kris Damon and Connor Ringo.
Community members involved in the project include Pastor Ed Mishler, Wayne West, Bob Parksey, Miriam Cooksey, Eveland, John Ellison and Ed Dickison.