This year students raised more than $1,228.
Every year teachers and students sign up to do some crazy things, if the money raised reaches certain amounts. This year there was goat-kissing, hair dyeing, leg waxing, pie throwing, and a Mill Creek plunge, to name a few.
It is an advisory competition. Last year the school raised $1,600. The fundraiser ran until Tuesday, Dec. 18. Businesses were welcome to donate, as were families and friends of students.
Joel Redd, Utah Foster Care Foundation coordinator, provided a pizza lunch for the 7th and 8th grade advisory classes that donated the most money. Mr. Estenson’s 8th grade advisory math class brought in over $400. Ms. Hartman‘s 7th grade science advisory, with the strings class of Ms. Stiles, brought in over $200. Businesses and families that contributed substantial amounts included Gearheads (Kennedys), Ovando Family, and the Ellison/Stenta Family.
“We want to thank Desert Rivers Credit Union for allowing us to use their coin-counting machine, saving us hours and hours of sorting and counting,” said Joan Cannon, advisor. “Friday, the teachers had pay-off day, when they had to do what they said they would do if certain amounts were raised.”