NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
A TEXAS RECOGNIZED DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2008
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Galena Park Elementary helps local food bank

         Santa and Mrs. Claus and a band of merry elves paraded through the streets of Galena Park during the evening of Monday, Dec. 15 to collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to help the local food pantry.
         The event called “Stuff the Bus” featured Principal Lance Lyles as Santa and Assistant Principal Lecia Eubanks as Mrs. Claus. The elves were comprised of teachers, aides, counselors and other staff members. Santa and Mrs. Claus had their picture made with the children of anyone who donated at least one canned good.
         The event was a big success as approximately 1,000 cans of food were collected in just one evening. All donated food items were sent to the Galena Park food pantry.

Santa Claus
Lyles and Lecia Eubanks get ready to "Stuff the Bus".

Claus
Santa and Mrs. Claus get help from elves to help "Stuff the Bus." Shown (l-r) are Jeanette Garza,
Lance Lyles, Lecia Eubanks, Claudia Cavazos and Monica White.

Greeting
Santa and Mrs. Claus greet a family who donated canned goods.