Friday November 3, 2017, at Smoky Mountain High School located in Jackson County, Smoky Mountain High School’s students, and Franklin High School’s students will join together to sponsor a blood drive and canned food drive in memory of Cieara Sunshine Harmon. Cieara Sunshine Harmon was a rising senior at Franklin High School and would have graduated this coming spring. Unfortunately before the beginning of the school year, Cieara passed away in a car accident. The goal of the blood drive and canned food drive is the honor and remember the life of Cieara through the purpose of helping others.
The blood drive will be Friday November 3, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The blood drive is sponsored by the Smoky Mountain High School Nursing Fundamentals class and the Franklin High School Nursing Fundamentals class. The blood drive will be hosted through The Blood Connection, which is recognized for their blood going to local communities within Western North Carolina. The blood drive will be located within the old gym of Smoky Mountain High School. Anyone who would like to donate is encouraged to sign up at www.thebloodconnection.org or call (828) 233-5302 for an appointment. Cieara would have been a-part of the Fall Nursing Fundamentals class and the blood drive is the perfect way to honor her desire to serve her community.
The canned food drive will be Friday November 3, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The canned food drive is sponsored by students of Smoky Mountain High School and Franklin High School. The canned food drive drop-off points will be located at the two entrances to the Smoky Mountain vs. Franklin Football Game. Anyone who would like to donate will bring their canned food to one of the two entrances before entering into the football game. All the canned food collected will be donated to United Christian Ministry’s (Jackson County) and CareNet (Macon County). We wanted to help more people in the name of Cieara, so we decide to do a canned food drive in the month of November because of the Thanksgiving holiday. During halftime of the Smoky vs. Franklin Football Game, there will be a plaque presented to a representative from United Christian Ministry’s and CareNet in Cieara’s name on behalf of Cieara’s family and community.