Local basketball team collects food pantry donations
A local girls basketball team is rallying their community to get into the giving spirit.
The Merrill girls basketball team split up into groups and traveled door to door to collect donations for their local food drive Thursday. It's the first year the team set out to gather donations. Team members say it's important to reach out to the community that supports them.
"We're going to go and just explain how we're fortunate and some people are less fortunate," said senior Renee Sladek. "So we just like to give back to the community."
The team also got creative and painted ornaments and decorated a tree. They plan to donate the tree to a family in need.