Retired deputy spearheads charity drive

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In August, more than 100 pounds of drink can tabs or pop tops were delivered to the Ronald McDonald House Charities on behalf of Retired Levy County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputy (SRO) Donna Roe and the Bronson Middle/High School. Before retiring in 2012, Roe instituted the community service drive at the Bronson Middle/High School where students were asked to collect and turn in pop tops in exchange for community service hours. These hours are needed to fulfill their requirements for the Bright Futures scholarships offered to high school Students.

Students collected around 250,000 tabs that weighed in at over 100 pounds. With such an overwhelming response, this program has been adopted by the Williston and Chiefland School Resource Deputies at their schools. The race is on to see which school can collect the most pop tops for donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. The Ronald McDonald House Charity recycles the aluminum tops and uses the money received to fund its programs, helping families in need. If you would like to participate in the drive just collect your tops and drop them off at your local Levy County High School, attention to the SRO.

SRO Deputy Roe maintains her Law Enforcement credentials as a reserve Deputy for LCSO and continues to volunteer her time to our schools. The LCSO and students applaud her innovative ideas and tireless devotion to our community.