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FCCLA's Trick or Treat for Cystic Fibrosis

The Philip chapter of Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be holding its second Trick or Treat for Cystic Fibrosis event Sunday, October 31.

In memory of friend and fellow FCCLA member Jennifer Nelson, costumed FCCLA members will be going door-to-door in, and just outside of, Philip on Halloween night to collect donations. They will be out from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m carrying buckets displaying the CF logo that will identify them as FCCLA members.

They will be collecting money, not candy. One hundred percent of all donations will go to the CF Foundation, and checks should be made out to the CF Foundation. No donation is too small and all will be appreciated. National Mutual Benefit will be matching funds for the event.

Jennifer Nelson passed away January 16, 2007, from cystic fibrosis. She was a sophomore at Philip High School and the daughter of Wes and Nicole Nelson, Midland. Her 20th birthday would have been October 15.

FCCLA is a student-led organization that promotes community service, leadership and family. Brigitte Brucklacher, the local FCCLA advisor, said, "The students had a lot of fun last year. People were welcoming, even waiting, for the students."

Tomilyn Trask, local FCCLA chairperson, said, "We have a very supportive community for our school events. We just hope they support us well throughout this, too. We are asking for donations and raising money for a great cause, and we appreciate all support from the community."

After making their mapped-out rounds, the trick or treaters will be provided supper by the Nelson family in Brucklacher's high school classroom.

For more information or to leave a donation, contact Brucklacher at the Philip High School. If you would like to contribute and your house is missed on Halloween night, please leave your donation at the Philip High School office.