FHS to host 22nd annual homeless vigil Dec. 3


The Fayetteville High School Student Council will hold its 22nd annual Homeless Vigil on Thursday, Dec. 3.

During the event, students sleep in makeshift shelters constructed from cardboard to simulate what it’s like to be homeless for a night.

Students will raise money for Families in Transition from 5-11 p.m. Thursday on the north side of the campus near Bulldog Boulevard.

The FHS City Council will also hold a “Chopped for Charity” event from 10 a.m. until noon on Friday, Dec. 4, where students and teachers who have volunteered to have their heads shaved will get a mohawk or a mullet if $500 or more is raised in their name. The event will be livestreamed on the FHS Student Council Instagram page.

Those who’d like to help donate to the cause may do so online here. Purchases of sweatshirts and hoodies sold online will also benefit the cause.

Last year’s event raised nearly $10,000, officials said.