Once again, BEST participants are participating in two community service projects. Participants are raising money for Make-A-Wish, in an effort to grant two wishes for children in the region with life-threatening medical conditions. The goal is to raise $16,000 from local contributions collected by BEST participants and those raising $100 or more can show in the Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle in Springfield, Ohio, January 27. The program is also continuing to collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that helps to lessen the burden of families of children fighting an illness. Final Make-A-Wish donations and pop tabs may be turned in at the BEST banquet on May 6 where totals will be tabulated and the top fundraisers will be awarded.