C-P history students raise funds for trip of a lifetime

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov 12, 2007 - Saturday it was a car wash, at the end of the month it will be cookbooks and home interior candles, just before Christmas it will be bake sales, all designed to help 42 kids from Como-Pickton raise the requisite $1,400 per student cost of a living history lesson.

Staff Photo by Angela PItts

Como-Pickton students get busy during a car wash Saturday at Sulphur Springs Fire Station 2. The car wash was a fundraiser slated to help 42 of the C-P students raise $1,400 each for a trip to New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, call Jessica Pegues at 903-488-3671, ext. 3130.

That’s a lot of money for anyone, especially for especially eighth graders with a big desire to visit the national’s capital to see first hand the many monuments and memorials marking great moments and individuals in this country’s history.

While some students have already earned about half of the needed amount, they’ve still got a long way to go before they attain their goal—a trip with teachers and classmates to Washington, D.C., and New York. Time is quickly running out.

That’s why the students will be busy over the next three months hosting as many fundraising opportunities as possible. Beginning Monday, Nov. 29, the students will be selling home interior candles.

Those who contributed to and ordered copies of the class’s cookbook  will want to contact instructor and class sponsor Jessica Pegues beginning at the end of the month to arranged to pick up or purchase a copy.

The Como-Pickton students will also be holding a few bake sales in the coming months. The first is slated for Dec. 15 beginning at 8 a.m. at Joe Bob’s in Como, so be sure to mark the date down on your calendar and plan to make a purchase to help out deserving students and pick up a treat or two to sweeten the holidays. The students on Jan. 19, will also host a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. at Wal-Mart to offer treats.

Monetary donations in any amount, however little or great, are also accepted and will be credited to deserving students’ accounts. Any business or individual interested in sponsoring a child in part or fully may also do so. Just contact Pegues at 903-488-3571, ext. 3130, and she’ll see that the funds benefit someone who needs and deserves them.

The students will be making the journey to D.C. and New York May 3-7, and in order to lock in their rates and confirm their stay, the money will have to be turned in not too far after the first of the year.

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