They may be young but Clear Vista School’s Grade 4 students are clear they want to know Wetaskiwin’s history for years to come.
The students held a cotton candy and popcorn sale fundraiser this spring and donated all proceeds to the Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum in a cheque presentation on May 10.
Early in the fall of 2022, the Grade 4 class invited Dr. Karen Aberle from the Heritage Museum to teach them about the programs offered at the museum.
The class set up a plan to fundraise for the museum to help them keep offering these programs.
A team in the class called the “donations group” oversaw sending a letter to Safeway asking for a donation. In addition to reaching out for donations a team was put in charge of advertising, also known as the “advertising” team, and were supposed to spread the word about the fundraiser through posters and over the school intercom.
The “orders” team were given the role of handing out order forms for each class and making a master list of how many popcorn and cotton candy bags were needed and then each student put their financial literacy learning to the test to count out the money from the orders.
The students and plenty of parent helpers put in hours to fulfil the orders. In one day they filled 400 bags of cotton candy.
In total they raised $2,658.65 for the Heritage Museum.
The class says they couldn’t have accomplished this success without the assistance of the parent helpers, Wetaskiwin Safeway and the popcorn donations from Lacombe City Cinemas.