As a service project, Whittier High students collected children's books from individuals and groups for the Sedalia Area Literacy Council.

Sedalia Area Literacy Council
Sedalia Area Literacy Council

This is the third straight year Whittier has collected books for the summer food program. The Literacy Council is teaming with Open Door, and the books will be distributed free to children who attend the various summer lunch program sites.

In addition to the books gathered by Whittier students, Home State Health, of Chesterfield, delivered several boxes of new books for distribution.

Betty Albrecht of the Literacy Council said, "It was certainly a joint effort and we are always especially proud when kids help other."

Shown, from left, are Jack Menges of Open Door, Whittier student Tayler Asbury, Sue Foster of Open Door, Whittier students Katie Goodson and Haley Baker, Whittier teacher Shawn Cairer, Betty Albrecht of the Sedalia Area Literacy Council, and Whittier student Dillon Southard.

More From AM 1050 KSIS