Skills USA students plan toy drive

MILL HALL — Three students in the Skills USA program at Central Mountain High School are competing in a community service project to fill boxes for youngsters who have suffered an injury or are hospitalized for a time.

The “Smile for Miles” boxes are filled with coloring books, crayons, stickers, Matchbox cars, Barbie dolls, Playdough and other items that children might enjoy while they are recuperating.

The students — Bethany Dolan, Hanna Confer and Renae Litz — are asking the community to help them fill the “Smile for Miles” boxes by donating toys and other items for the children.

The girls  are going to have an event at the Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, 217 Main St., Beech Creek, on Nov. 26 from 1-3 p.m. for the community to come together and bring toys for children.

Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Skills USA helps high school and college students excel in preparing for careers in technical service occupations.