Students in Smith-Cotton High School's Student Council and JROTC programs on Monday delivered 60 Thanksgiving meal baskets, each including a turkey, to families in need across the Sedalia community.

Contents of the baskets were donated by Smith-Cotton students and staff members. Additional items - enough to fill 109 more baskets, without turkeys - were donated to Open Door.

Before making the deliveries, the students formed a circle and shared what they are thankful for, including their families, friends, freedom and the ability to provide for others.

In the photos: STUCOBaskets1: Smith-Cotton High Student Council members and JROTC cadets form a "circle of thanks" on Monday before heading out to deliver Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in need. The students shared with each other what they are thankful for.

STUCOBaskets2: Frozen turkeys and baskets of food line a wall in the upper gym area before delivery.

STUCOBaskets2a: The baskets included a variety of Thanksgiving meal staples, including stuffing mix, green beans and mashed potatoes.

STUCOTgiving4: Smith-Cotton Student Council members head out to make their Thanksgiving basket deliveries.

Sedalia School District 200
Sedalia School District 200
Sedalia School District 200