The 2016 Youth Leadership Wilson class will hold two events aimed to helping those in need in the county.
The group will hold two Hungry for Heroes canned food drives for Wilson County students Saturday at Mt. Juliet Christian School and April 9 at Castle Heights Elementary School. Both events will be from 9-11 a.m.
Youth Leadership members will dress as Disney characters and children will have the opportunity to meet their favorite characters and learn what makes them unique heroes.
Admission is one canned food item per person.
Dorie Mitchell, Leadership Wilson director, said all food from the Mt. Juliet event will go toward the Wilson County Schools backpack program and food received in Lebanon would go to the Lebanon Special School District backpack program.
“When children arrive they will be given goodies and all kinds of superhero things,” Mitchell said. “We are urging parents to bring cameras to take photos with the characters.
Mitchell said the event helps Youth Leadership members learn the value of trustworthiness, responsibility, respect and fairness.