Thanks to the Bel-Ray Lions Club for donating $505 to the Caring About Nutrition (CAN) program! Lion Meryl Lange presented the check to Allison Bruflat and the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors on April 20. The money was raised at the Lions Club chili cook-off in February.
In the front row, from left: Kim York, Meryl Lange, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, and Allison Scott. In the back row: Dr. Kari Monsees, Larry Dobson, Phil Parke, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow, and Leo Anderson.
During the fundraiser, students sell discount cards that offer buy-one-get-one deals at areas restaurants and businesses. This year, the cards sold for $15.
Each school received a check based on the number of cards sold:
Angie Winchel grabbed more than $1,550 worth of groceries during the Grocery Grab on Dec. 10 at Cosentino's Price Chopper in Raymore. Four other winners each received a $100 Price Chopper gift card: Kara Bartow, Madison Bossler, Carl Kent, and Michele Stidham. Interestingly, Angie was not the original winner.
The fundraiser offered a chance to buy a ticket for $5, for the opportunity to win a 5-minute grocery shopping spree or one of four $100 gift cards. Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a grocery purchase of $50 or more.
The first drawing was from names of all employees who contribute. The second drawing was for new givers or employees who increased their giving level.
Jennifer Gibson, assistant band director, won an iPad mini, donated by the Foundation, and Terry Foster, accompanist for vocal music, won a Chromebook, donated by Matt Hocker Agency – American Family Insurance. Hocker is a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Pictured, from left: Jodie Huston, Foundation Executive Director; Jennifer Gibson; Terry Foster; and Matt Hocker.
Thanks to the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club for your support of the Caring About Nutrition program! Club President Ed Russell, center in blue shirt, presents a donation of $292.55 to the Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation Board of Directors.
The club collects donations from its members, and each quarter presents a contribution toward the program. Club members also volunteer one month each year to help pack the grocery bags for students in the program.