Archive for Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Turkey drive hits its goal

November 24, 2004

On Friday, Lansing High School Leadership Class members had already reached their goal of collecting $500 in their Turkey Suit fund-raising drive, but they kept their success a secret.

"We wanted people to keep giving," Leadership Class member Kelsey Fallesen said.

The payoff for those donating to the drive is the chance to see LHS Principal Steve Dike dressed in a turkey costume and caged up. Since the students raised the $500, Dike will be caged during lunch today.

Throughout the past week, Leadership Class members have been passing a can around at lunch tables to collect money.

Last year, four teachers were in competition for the turkey suit honor. Teacher Arnold Arts wound up wearing the suit. Students collected only $100 last year, but the Leadership Class got that much money in one day this year thanks to donations from senior citizens who attended a Thanksgiving dinner the class served last week.

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