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Esky’s future entrepreneurs

Students raise funds for local charities

January 29, 2011
By Dionna Harris

ESCANABA - Students at Holy Name Catholic School put lessons learned about charity and the personal rewards it can bring to practical use Friday.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in "Enterprise Day." Each individual class created a project to sell throughout the day.

Items crafted by students ranged from sno-cones to a tasty treat referred to as "puppy chow." Some of the items presented for sale included locker magnets, flower pens, Chinese firecrackers, popcorn, bookmarkers and flat bread. Kiosks were set up in front of each classroom door, allowing students, parents and others to visit each area and make a purchase.

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Students at Holy Name School host a fund-raiser Friday.

The funds raised during Enterprise Day will be donated to charities selected by the students, including St. Vincent de Paul, the Delta County Animal Shelter, and the American Cancer Society.

The project was part of a month-long theme for the students - "Treasure in Heaven." The theme aims to teach children that sometimes it is better to give than to receive, while also providing an opportunity to give back to the community.

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Madison Mishica, left, and Lisette LaFave, both in Kim Bessonen’s second-grade class at Holy Name Catholic School, count the money they raised Friday as part of Enterprise Day at the school. The students made and sold items to family, staff and fellow students at Holy Name. The proceeds will be donated to local charities, including St. Vincent de Paul, the American Cancer Society and the Delta County Animal Shelter. (Daily Press photo by Dionna Harris)

 
 

 

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