Operation School Bell Packs it Up for Burr Ridge Middle School

Paula Whitelaw
Operation School Bell is officially open for business after the first packing party of the year on Thursday, September 8.  Marie Raffl, site coordiator for Burr Ridge Middle School, organized the event, which drew a mix of newer members and Assistance League veterans, all lending a hand for a great cause.

"We were very efficient and finished in just one hour!" Marie said. "We were happy to have three newer members who had never packed for OSB before."

The ladies worked so well together that they completed the packing in one-third of the designated time.  Barb Keller and Trish Reider arrived just as they were fnishing up.

"We packed for Burr Ridge Middle School," Marie said.  "Since it is a fitting format, we packed up 120 coats, hats and gloves in boxes of general size categories."

Heather Laughman 
Geri Dworak
Marty Vexter 


Madelon Pearlman, Marie Raffl, Maria Kim,
Marty Vexter, Geri Dworak, Paula Whitelaw
and Heather Laughman with
Trish Reider in the mirror taking the photo