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Can Caravan Collections

December 4th, 2012 - By Steve James


Weakley County students made it another successful year for our WCMT and Star 95.1 Can Caravan.

Our very own Lana Carpenter, assisted by UT Martin student athletes, visited Weakley County schools and collected over ten thousand canned goods and other non-perishable food items that will be distributed to deserving families in the area.

That was well over last year’s total of 8600 cans, and Martin Primary had the largest collection among Weakley County schools, bringing over 2600 cans. The athletes at UTM chipped in with 1400 cans, and that numbers going to increase.


Here’s a look at the total list:

Martin Primary: 2,658

Martin Elementary: 1,692

Gleason: 1,367

Greenfield: 726

Dresden Elementary: 643

Martin Middle: 517

Dresden Middle:496

Sharon: 393

Westview: 222

Dresden High School: 5

UT Martin: 1400 and counting


Since 1983, Thunderbolt Broadcasting has sponsored the Can Caravan asking students to donate cans of food that are taken to Santa’s Village.

From Santa’s Village, the cans go to area non-profit agencies for distribution.