Holley Elementary Student Council continues clever fundraising
HOLLEY – Members of the Holley Elementary Student Council continue to come up with innovative ways to raise funds for local community projects and school programs.
Their most recent effort was “Kids-terry” – a lottery to guess the birth of baby goats. The effort raised money to support After School Friends.
Elementary Student Council advisor Sally Martin says the After School Friends program encourages positive social interaction and the forming of friendships. It is a safe place with a structured environment for students in grades 4-6 which helps them to form friendships through interactive play, craft making, and exploration of new ideas.
Special guests from the community are also invited to help students learn the importance of working together and being part of a community.
The baby goat lottery helped raise funds through purchased “votes” for the date and number of kids that Oreo & Hershey – two mother goats – would have. Each vote cost 50 cents.
“The event raised $100 for ‘Kids-terry,’” Martin says.
An additional $200 was raised through collection boxes placed throughout the Holley community.
Last year, the Student Council raised funds for restoration work on the Hillside Cemetery chapel through the “Chancellor of the Chapel” fundraiser in which votes were purchased to select an animal “Chancellor” for the historic sandstone structure.