Founded in 1986, the Loflin-Walker community fund managed by the St. Pauls Lions Club helps provide Christmas cheer to local families and individuals each year. Every penny that is donated stays in the community by providing certificates to recipients that are redeemable at local St. Pauls businesses. Each year, upwards of 400 families are assisted by the fund, providing toys, clothes, food, and fuel during the Christmas season.
This year the Cadets from the Bulldog Battalion at St Pauls High School JROTC raised over $5000 dollar over two months to contribute to the overall Loflin- Walker budget. “This was our annual service learning project”, said C/LTC Bryson Stewart, Bulldog Battalion Commander. “We want to do something that benefited the community and this was a perfect opportunity to do so.” added Stewart.
The Cadets started planning this project at the beginning of the school year and culminated the first weekend in December. “We work hard to reach our goal of $5000, said C/MAJ Sandy Molina, Bulldog Battalion Executive Officer. “We were very excited when we found out we reached the goal.”
The Bulldog Battalion and the St Pauls High School Principal Mr. Jason Suggs presented the $5000 check to Mr. Jeff Walters, Lion’s Club fund manager.