Members of the East Newton High School student council have been visiting area businesses seeking donations for the annual Senior Citizens' Banquet.

According to East Newton STUCO sponsor Kathleen Ely, the banquet is an integral part of giving back to the generations who have given so much to us over the years. But, the event wouldn't be possible without the support of area businesses.

Student council members are seeking donations of all types, monetary, products and gift cards so that this tradition can continue.

Donations can be mailed in c/o of Kathleen Ely to East Newton High School, 22876 Highway 86, Granby, MO 64844. Ely may also be reached by calling the school at 417-472-6238.

Her email address is

Donations may also be picked up by students if arrangements are made.

The Senior Citizens Banquet is planned for the first week of April although the exact date and time have not been set.

"Thank you for any support in this endeavor," Ely said.