DeWitt Gives Back hosts new donation event for November

A new month means a new donation event for the high school club DeWitt Give Back. 

The club designated October as Socktober and asked community members to donate socks for those in need. More than 700 pairs of socks were donated throughout the month. The socks were donated to various locations including a veterans halfway house, Lansing area homeless shelters and a domestic abuse shelter.

For November, the club announced on Facebook, a food drive is being held to collect donations for local food pantries.

DeWitt High School staged Newsies as fall musical

The cast of Newsies performing a number at DeWitt High School

This fall, DeWitt High School students took the stage in their production of Disney’s Newsies. 

The cast and crew began rehearsing at the beginning of the school year in August. About 90 people came together to bring the production to life. Stepping into the lead role of Jack Kelly is DHS junior Will Marciniak. “It has been really challenging, it’s a hard role but I’m having a lot of fun with it,” said Marciniak. Playing Jack has brought Marciniak new friendships and helped develop chemistry with his castmates.

DeWitt High School club celebrates Socktober

Matea KanickiDeanna Barish, Carley King, and Kelsey Droste found success in the community as they collected socks for the needy with their Socktober campaign. DeWitt Gives Back celebrated the month of October differently. The new high school club held Socktober by accepting sock donations to be given to the homeless. The event was announced in a Facebook post. 

Club adviser Kelsey Droste established the club over the summer and has had a great turnout in student involvement. Droste said the DeWitt area has a big potential for donation- based causes which, inspired the mission of her club.

DeWitt Farmers Market nearing end of 2022 season 

Matea KanickiLocals shopping around vendors at the DeWitt Farmers Market. Rain or shine, the DeWitt Farmers Market welcomes the community to visit and shop from local vendors. Little does the community know how great of an impact they make on local vendors, their families, but also themselves. 

The market began June 7 and will continue through October 18. Every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m, local vendors and businesses meet in downtown DeWitt at North Bridge Street and West Main Street. 

On Tuesday Sept. 27, rainy conditions did not stop a crowd from coming out to visit vendors including The Beeswax Barrn, The Cheese People, and TIN CUP cafe and Creamery. 

The DeWitt Farmers Market is one of many that Malinda Barr, owner of The Beeswax Barrn, visits throughout the year.

Silhouette of panther head and neck

DeWitt homecoming goes on despite loss of football game 

This year, DeWitt High School had to take a different approach to its Oct. 7 homecoming festivities.

Heading into week eight of the boys varsity football season, the DeWitt Panthers were matched up against the Okemos Wolves at Memorial Stadium for the homecoming game. Okemos, however, had to cancel the remainder of its varsity football season because of injuries and a young team.