Members of Marietta High School’s FCCLA chapter celebrated National FCCLA Week February 12 through 16.

Activities were scheduled throughout the week, including member appreciation lunch, teacher appreciation lunch, scavenger hunts, and daily prizes for members.

Additionally, members participated in the National FCCLA Day of Service by helping at Sara’s Project in Ardmore. Their Service Learning project began with a visit from Rachel Woulfe during FACS classes. Woulfe explained the role of child advocacy centers like Sara’s Project.

The next step in the group’s service project was collecting items that are in high demand at the center. Members were able to collect over 200 items, which they delivered to Sara’s Project on February 13. They also volunteered for a couple of hours to help organize their donation in the resource closet.

Members finished the day of service by touring the new Community Youth Services of Southern Oklahoma facility. FCCLA members are planning a food drive to be held in April that will benefit the Community Youth Services center.

“It’s important that our members learn the importance of serving others,” said FCCLA Advisor Amanda Faulkenberry. “They need to learn that our lives are made richer not by meeting our own needs and desires, but in what we can do to improve the lives of others.”