East Liverpool PTA Students Donate to Banquet of Lisbon
Students from the Kent State East Liverpool physical therapist assistant program observed National PTA Month by making donations to the Banquet of Lisbon.
The PTA students raised $500 through fundraisers this semester that was donated to help the Columbiana County campuses host the banquet on Oct. 25. The students also collected non-perishable food items that were donated to the Banquet of Lisbon.
Each year, PTA students from the Kent East Liverpool campus find unique ways to increase awareness about their field, while raising funds for a cause chosen by the class.
The Banquet of Lisbon is held each month at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church in Lisbon, providing free meals to community members. The meals are planned and sponsored by volunteers from service groups, businesses, families and area churches.
For the past several years, the Kent State Salem and East Liverpool campuses have hosted sit-down meals for the Banquet of Lisbon, but, because of COVID, this year’s meal will be a carryout fried chicken dinner.
Kent State East Liverpool PTA students recently gathered with an oversized check to represent their donation to the Banquet of Lisbon. Pictured are (front, from left) Lauren McCarty, Michala Johnson, Elyse Fincham, Allison Forbes, Olive Busson, Marissa Macaluso; (middle, from left) Madison White, Gabriella Hyrb, Alexis Kaleda, Danelle Payne, Michael Adams, Briana Spalding, Marissa Baker; and (back, from left) Matthew Hans, Seth Shivers, Scott Porter, Kameron DuPonty and Matthew Lubonovic.