Members of the Decorah football team are asking fans who attend the scrimmage Friday night to bring items to donate to the Decorah Food Pantry. Pictured from left, Aaron Syverson, Drake Schuring, Collin Nimrod and Eric Syverson with their initial donation preparing for the event. (Photo submitted)
Members of the Decorah football team are asking fans who attend the scrimmage Friday night to bring items to donate to the Decorah Food Pantry. Pictured from left, Aaron Syverson, Drake Schuring, Collin Nimrod and Eric Syverson with their initial donation preparing for the event. (Photo submitted)
The Decorah High School football team is asking all fans attending the team’s annual scrimmage Friday, Aug. 22, to bring a food item for donation to the Decorah Food Pantry for admittance to the event. 
The scrimmage, which involves all 9th through 12th grade football players, will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Please bring
Items that can be accepted include:
Currently needed: cereals, instant oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, syrup, potatoes, onions, pork and beans, canned and dry beans, green beans, pineapple, soups, canned fish and meats, dry and evaporated milk, jello and pudding mixes, syrup, hot chocolate, baking mixes/supplies, popcorn, magazines and children’s books for the waiting area, new or gently used/clean blankets, sheets and towels.
Baby items needed include: diapers, formula, wipes, ointment, food and juices.
Beverages: tea, juices, coffee.
Bread/breakfast items: syrup, pancake mix, cereal bars, Pop-Tarts, hot and cold cereals, oatmeal.
Condiments: jelly, ketchup, relish, mustard, salad dressing.?
Crackers: saltines, graham.?
Desserts: gelatin, pudding (regular and sugar-free mixes), cake mixes, brownie mixes, pie ingredients.?
Fruit (fresh and canned): applesauce, pears, peaches, pineapple, mixed fruit, etc.?
Meals: canned chili, stew, hamburger/chicken/tuna helper, pasta in a can.?
Meats: frozen and canned meat and fish.?
Miscellaneous: peanut butter, cornmeal, flour, sugar, oil (pour or spray).?
Pasta: spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, rice.?
Sauces: spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, barbeque sauce, gravy.?
Seasonings: salt, pepper, chili powder, etc.?
Snack items: pretzels, popcorn, granola bars, trail mix.
Soup: all varieties?
Vegetables: canned beans, green beans, peas, corn, instant mashed potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, mixed veggies.
Household items: dish and laundry detergent, bleach, cleaners.?
Non-food items: paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, tissues, feminine care products.?
Personal care: shampoo, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving supplies.?
Bedding: towels, blankets, sheets (new or clean gently used).

Turkey Valley
Turkey Valley will start the eight-man era Friday, Aug. 22, with a scrimmage beginning at 7 p.m. Fans are asked to bring sports drinks for the players to use during the season.