Centennial '67 students cooking up some fun
SPENCERVILLE - The students at Centennial '67 Public School in Spencerville are cooking up some fun and community spirit in preparation for this holiday season. Along with their parents, teachers and members of the community, the kids are putting together a recipe book. The books will be available for sale before Christmas, and each student in the school will have a chance to contribute.
"Each child in the school will have the opportunity to submit a recipe for the book. The kids are also creating artwork to be included; it's really something the whole school is creating together, along with staff and local business owners. We think that's a pretty special thing," said Centennial '67 Principal Debra Schouten.
The idea for the recipe book fundraiser was brought up at Parent-Teacher Council, and a dedicated team of parent volunteers stepped up to spearhead the project.
"When the idea came up, it just seemed like such a great project to get involved in. It's a great opportunity for businesses to advertise while supporting our local kids. It gives the kids a fun way to create and share," said parent volunteer Abby McIntyre.
Businesses and sponsors will have their business card featured in the book, along with a recipe submission. The cost for sponsorship is $100 per entry.
"This recipe book gives us an opportunity to raise funds, while also bringing the local school community together. Hopefully students, teachers, and community members will use and go back through these books many times, remembering a friend, a teacher, or a happy moment. It's a way to remember and to bring generations together through sharing recipes and stories," said Principal Schouten.
The school hopes to print and sell a minimum of 300 copies of the recipe book. Funds raised through the sale of the books and advertising profits will go to support additional learning activities and meal programs for students.
For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Abby McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.