Morgan Britton
Special to Harrisburg Horizons
Hickory Ridge High School’s Key Club gives back to the community through its generous work with local and national organizations. The extra time, effort, and hard work that they put forth has both excitingly and graciously paid off; they are now an official, chartered club and, with all this adrenaline, are planning a wonderful, upcoming event that everyone in the county can be involved in.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, the HRHS Key Club had their first-ever induction ceremony, inviting around 100 of Hickory Ridge’s very own students to become official members of the club. With Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”  playing through the speakers, the students walked down and took their seats for a rewarding night. The students received their certificates and pins, and the school proudly took hold of the official banner and gong that they had been so avidly working toward. The ceremony ended with a recession of desserts and was both casual and enjoyable for all those who attended. 

As for upcoming events, Key Club is excited to have been chosen as a stop along the Invisible Children tour. Invisible Children is an organization that is trying to save children from the war in Uganda. They have filmed three documentaries, and on April 2 at 2:45 p.m., the most recent film will be shown in the auxiliary gym at Hickory Ridge. Everyone is invited to come out and see what it’s all about and find out ways that you can help. Donations are accepted official merchandise will be on sale.

Finally, Key Club is fervently preparing for a spectacular occasion in celebration of Relay 4 Life. Relay 4 Life is an event that is put on by the American Cancer Society in hopes to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. On May 2, the entire community may come and enjoy a day of fun and excitement at Hickory Ridge High School. People who sign up will make a team, set up a personalized, themed tent, and trade off walking the track continuously throughout the event. This is going to be a great, family-friendly time that allows everyone to come together and give to a great cause. The Ragin’ Relay will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the football field of Hickory Ridge High School. There will be live performances, including a local up-and-coming band called Good Day Reflection.

For more information on this event or any other events in the future, please feel free to email Heidi Johnson at [email protected].  Also, if at anytime, you or someone you know could use volunteers for an occasion, to raise money or donations, etc, please feel free to ask for assistance; Key Club would be willing to help in anyway possible! For more information on Kiwanis or the Key Club family, you can log onto http://www.keyclub.org or http://www.kiwanis.org

Key Club is a great way for students to get involved in making a difference, and Hickory Ridge is proud of their Bulls for giving back to the community in such a positive way!

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