Warren County High School students set an ambitious goal to raise $5,000 for Petey’s Project. Community help is needed to met Tuesday’s deadline.
“We may need a little help to reach our goal,” said WCHS teacher Ann Terry on Friday. “We are up to about $1,800. An anonymous donor gave $1,200 of that and challenged other groups or individuals to match their donation. It would be wonderful if we could reach our goal.”
The effort is school wide to raise funds to provide playground equipment for Petey’s Project. The project’s mission is to create health, education, and well-being opportunities for children of Warren County and a vision that all children of Warren County should have access to rehab services, recreational play stations, and experience personal triumph by offering field trips, parent and child programs, and handicap-accessible playgrounds.
Among those raising money toward the overall goal are the school’s Student Body Council, Drama Club, Interact Club, girls basketball team, Mu Alpha Theta, FCCLA, Key Club, teachers, Life Skills classes, Health Science classes, and Fashion Design and Merchandising classes.
The Drama Club is performing “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” at the school with the proceeds to be donated to Petey’s Project.
“We wanted to do our part in this effort,” said Drama Club member Nikki Kinslow.
Sarahy Maneiro, FCCLA member, says the organization wants to help children.
“We wanted to do our part to help provide playground equipment for children,” Maneiro said. “FCCLA participates in a lot of service projects throughout the year and this effort will be one of those. ”
This school-wide effort connects the school’s clubs, as well as the school with the community.
“We want to nurture volunteerism and encourage partnering with other groups,” said teacher Jimmy Haley. “We don’t feel like kids get to participate outside of school. This effort also rallies kids for a common project.”
Those wanting to help students reach their goal can drop off a monetary donation at the high school on Monday or Tuesday. Learn more about Petey’s Project on Facebook, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 474-7755.