Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

PTA fundraiser exceeds goal

January 17, 2008

During the fall LES/LIS PTA fundraiser, about 400 students from Lansing Elementary and Intermediate schools raised $20,670 by selling food items from Clubs Choice.

Laurie Holden, chairperson of the fundraiser, said the money raised exceeded the amount the PTA needed in its general fund for the numerous events it puts on throughout the year. Holden said the success of the campaign was a "true school effort" that included the hard work of the students and the generosity of the community members who purchased items.

Several students were recognized with prizes for being the top sellers. The top winner was Gabriel Bundy, kindergarten, for selling $870, earning him a one night's stay for his family at the Great Wolf Lodge water park/hotel in Kansas City, Kan.

Matt Holden, fourth grade, and sister Katrin Holden, second grade, won second place by selling $692.50. They also received a one night's stay for their family at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Karisa Garber, fifth grade, was one of the top individuals selling $601.50. She received $100.

Kathryn Deloia, kindergarten, won the raffle for selling over 25 items and received $50.

Katie Manthe's first-graders won a class party for selling the most items as an entire class.


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