Dinner Raises Over 7,000 for Local Officer


JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, November 11, North Forsyth hosted a heartwarming event for school resource officer, Tony Hodgkins. Often referred to as “Mr. Incredible,” Deputy Hodgkins is well known and loved in the North Forsyth Community. Just four days before Halloween, the officer was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic at Coal Mountain Elementary, leading to a broken jaw. NFHS quickly took action and decided to create a night dedicated to the hardworking deputy to raise money for medical expenses. As a result, the school created a fundraiser consisting of $5 spaghetti meals and a silent auction. Thanks to the wonderful lunchroom staff who prepared all day, 1,000 meals were cooked and served for the large crowd. Raider PALSS, FCCLA, Jr. Civitan, Explorers, teachers, parents, and student volunteers all helped throughout the supper. From welcoming guests at the door, cleaning up after the event, and baking treats, all the helping hands made the night much more special.

Only a small amount of meals were left over, and they were used to reward FCCLA for baking 500 delicious cupcakes.

Altogether, the fundraiser brought a grand total of $7,925 for Officer Hodgkins, and a night filled with love and laughter helped bring the NFHS community a little bit closer.