On Nov. 15, 77 students from Krueger Middle School traveled to various locations around Michigan City to give a helping hand to the staff members of Friendship Botanic Gardens, the Elston YMCA, Fried's Cat Shelter, the Macedonian Missionary Baptist Food Pantry, and the Washington Park Zoo. Last year there were 60 students and four locations to help on “Krueger Reaches Out” day. We were lucky this school year to help out an additional location, which allowed more students to participate in this great opportunity.

A group of excited students helped out at the zoo with preparing the critters for the next freeze. Duties included sifting sand for the reptile house, cleaning and assisting the animal staff in creating food in the kitchen, and creating cards for stockings that would go to deployed soldiers from this area who are overseas and can't come home for Christmas. According to Zoo Director Jamie Huss, “The zoo likes to partner in community service not only for the help, but to get people involved from the community.”

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