December 20, 2013
Anissa Nash, a member of Fairfield Baptist Church, loads up her trunk before making deliveries to homes during the Frazier Express on Thursday.
Dec. 20, 2013—Frazier Elementary School staff and Adopt-a-School partners came together for a successful Frazier Express event on Thursday, delivering food and gift items to 65 families in need for the holiday season.
Frazier students and staff collected canned and nonperishable food items for weeks leading up to the event, while members of Fairfield Baptist Church (FBC) purchased gifts and turkeys to contribute to the cause. Frazier principal Jeff LaCoke said that the Frazier Express has been an annual event for at least 15 years, but the addition of FBC as an Adopt-a-School partner in 2012-2013 has allowed for 20-25 more families to benefit from the service project.
“We could not have had the success we did without the involvement of our Adopt-a-School partners from Fairfield Baptist Church,” LaCoke said. “It was an honor to have church staff and members work right alongside us through the entire process.”
FBC members Brad and Anissa Nash helped deliver supplies to a family that was sponsored by four FBC families. Anissa said the church’s approximately 1,000 members have enjoyed the partnership with Frazier, and especially take pride in coming together for the Frazier Express.
“It’s difficult to commit to something like going on a mission trip because there are so many unknowns, but this is something that is easy to do but so fulfilling because it’s helping families in your own community,” she said. “This has given our church a perspective of everything that has been given to us, and I think it’s been wonderful.”
LaCoke expressed both pride and joy from the successful event.
“Following the Frazier Express event tonight, I was left with an overwhelming sense of pride for our staff and community,” he said. “There are no words to express the joy I felt this year.”
Frazier Elementary School staff and Fairfield Baptist Church members teamed up for a successful Frazier Express, delivering food and gifts to 65 families in the community.
Brad and Anissa Nash unload a bicycle given by Fairfield Baptist Church members for a Frazier student during the Frazier Express.
Frazier principal Jeff LaCoke speaks with community member Sheineta Moten during the Frazier Express on Thursday.
Frazier fourth-grade student Jy’Harin Moten and first-grade student Damiah Lee enjoy the gifts and supplies delivered during the Frazier Express on Thursday.
Frazier staff members (from left) Julie Clements, Amy Knowles and Tara Willis prepare to load food items into vehicles during the Frazier Express.
Frazier teacher Becky Owens and a Fairfield Baptist Church member review delivery instructions for a package during the Frazier Express.