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Jessamine County students collect food for families

Today is the culmination of weeks of hard work by students in Jessamine County. They're celebrating the donations of thousands of cans of food which will go to families for their Thanksgiving dinner.

Over 15,000 cans and boxes of food covered the gym floor at West Jessamine High school Tuesday. The program was organized by the Jessamine County FFA. Students from both East and West Jessamine have been collecting food to make Thanksgiving meals to be given out to families.

WKYT's Amber Philpott was there to speak to the students, and one of the assistant principals had a stake in the success of the program. If the students raised more than 12,000 cans, he promised to shave his head. If they raised 15,000 or more cans, another assistant principal would do the shaving, dressed as a woman.

Cash donations will be used to buy turkeys to combine with the collected food. Over 100 families will be eating Thanksgiving dinner because of the program.

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