Fifth graders raise $155 for Project Hope

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Fifth graders raise $155 for Project Hope

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*Editor’s Note: Columbus School Kelly Ault’s 5th grade students will be submitting articles under the heading of “Cougar View” aimed at shining a positive light on fellow students.

Abby Kessy and Maryn Martin made a hot chocolate stand to raise money for a school project.

They are both 10 years-old and in the 5th grade. They set up the hot chocolate stand in front of Abby’s house which is close to the IGA. At first they were going to just do the hot chocolate stand for fun, but later that day they were told about a fundraiser for Project Hope.

In total, they raised $155 which they used to make five full meals for families in need. They made the money from selling brownies, sugar cookies, jumbo chocolate chip cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, and free marshmallows, sprinkles, and whip cream for the hot chocolate. They said their most popular item was brownies and hot chocolate.

When I asked how it made them feel knowing they did a great thing for their community Abby replied,”Very happy, it gives me pride I accomplished this. People are getting meals so it’s a “win-win.”

Maryn replied,”Proud and happy.” I think it’s safe to say that they are doing great things for our community and I can’t wait to see what they do next.