Courtesy photo
                                This year’s Food Ball chairs and other volunteers from Aberdeen and Hoquiam high schools smile for the camera at Coastal Harvest on Monday. Two weeks of food collections and fundraising will begin Nov. 1.

Courtesy photo This year’s Food Ball chairs and other volunteers from Aberdeen and Hoquiam high schools smile for the camera at Coastal Harvest on Monday. Two weeks of food collections and fundraising will begin Nov. 1.

Foodball Kickoff

  • Wed Oct 23rd, 2019 9:01am
  • Life

By Kat Bryant

Grays Harbor News Group

This year’s Food Ball chairs from Aberdeen and Hoquiam high schools met Monday with the folks from Coastal Harvest to get acquainted and share their event calendars.

Each year since 1981, the two schools have spent the first half of November collecting donations of cash and food for Coastal Harvest. The school that collects the most wins bragging rights for the year.

Aberdeen’s Food Ball chairs are Patrick Hunt, Abbie Bradt, Molly Scroggs, Madi Niemi, Josh Fritts, Emmy Walsh, Isabel Stevens, Brooke Solan, Jimmy Boora and Lauren King.

Hoquiam’s chairs are Taylor Strom, Kara Blodgett, Annette Alejandre, Amelia Moir, Emily Daniels and Trey Brydon.

The final money count and weigh-in will take place at the Grays Harbor PUD office at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. Aberdeen has dominated the past three years. The equivalent of nearly 1.6 million pounds of food was collected in 2018.

For more information, contact Hoquiam ASB adviser Katie Barr (kbarr@hoquiam.net) or Aberdeen ASB adviser Ashley Kohlmeier (akohlmeier@asd5.org).

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SCHEDULE

Nov. 1

Aberdeen: AHS Class Color Dance at Robert Gray Elementary, 9 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Home football game; canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 2

Aberdeen: Canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid, Walmart, Dennis Co. Ace, Dollar Tree and Broadway Street

Hoquiam: Auction, 6 p.m.; canvassing at Walmart

Nov. 3

Aberdeen: Door-to-door community blitz; Football Game Day, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at AHS; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Luncheon, 1-2:30 p.m.; canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 4

Aberdeen: Westside Pizza Takeover, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Grizzly Den, 4 p.m.;Parade from HHS, 6 p.m.; canvassing at Walmart

Nov. 5

Aberdeen: Community Dodgeball at AHS, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: McDonald’s Takeover, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 6

Aberdeen: Mazatlan Takeover, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Simpson Avenue, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Walmart

Nov. 7

Aberdeen: Muscle Beach volleyball at AHS, 5-8 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Domino’s, 3-7 p.m.; Energy Ball, 6 p.m.; canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 8

Aberdeen: Aberdeen’s Got Talent, 6-10 p.m. at AHS auditorium; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Glow in the Dark Dance, 9 p.m. to midnight; canvassing at Walmart

Nov. 9

Aberdeen: Denny’s Takeover, 5-8 p.m.; Rock’n Bowl at Rainier Lanes, 9-11 p.m.; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Carnival, noon-3 p.m.; canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 10

Aberdeen: Door-to-door community blitz; canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Swanson’s Bailout; canvassing at Walmart

Nov. 11

Aberdeen: Canvassing at Bi-Mart, Southside Swanson’s, downtown Rite Aid and Walmart

Hoquiam: Canvassing at Safeway

Nov. 12

Weigh-in at 5 p.m.