Ben-Gil Elementary finished another successful candy sale last month after 328 students in grades kindergarten through fifth participated in the annual candy sale fundraiser.
Students started selling candy bars and boxed candies from World’s Finest Chocolate on January 21 and finished the sale on February 4. Despite being a fundraiser for the elementary school to use toward classroom technology, the sale features many incentives for students.
Over 300 students received prices for selling between $36 and $992 while three classrooms were awarded with pizza, sundaes or dilly bars for being the top three classrooms with the most sales. The classroom with the most sales was Mrs. Smith’s fifth grade class after the class sold $2,984 and were treated to a pizza party.
Mrs. Vesper’s second grade class finished in second place and were awarded with a sundae party after selling $1,960 while Mrs. Scott-Palmer’s first grade class finished in third place with total sales of $1,920 and were treated to a dilly bar party.
Nate Spencer, Karissa Mull and Lukas Parish were also winners from the candy sale. Spencer and Mull each won a five-pound chocolate bar after winning the early bird drawing while Parish won the grade prize drawing of four St. Louis Cardinals tickets and $25 cash.
Margaret Wayman, one chairwoman of the candy sale, said over 40 students sold over $200 in candies. Wayman and Dona Hubert run the candy sale for the elementary school and thanked the families and community for their support.
They also thanked their fourth grade helpers Emily Schoen, Macy Schuey, Jenna Clark, Kamryn Link, Macy Fosnock, Regan Bussmann, Erik Kravanya and Bailey Cartwright for helping twice each day by going to each grade level to collect envelopes.
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