Elementary students dive into pool campaign with coin drive

Caledonia Elementary School held a coin drive to get kids fired up about the new aquatic enter. Students filled a large jar in the media center with coins and guessed how much money was in it. Winners included: Miranda Schroeder, Arianna Tostenson, Grace Denstad, Teagan Lange, Noah King, Jenny Bauer, Libby Reinhart, Hunter Alfson, Elise Gordan and Davis Twite. ~ Clay Schuldt

Caledonia Elementary School held a coin drive to get kids fired up about the new aquatic enter. Students filled a large jar in the media center with coins and guessed how much money was in it. Winners included: Miranda Schroeder, Arianna Tostenson, Grace Denstad, Teagan Lange, Noah King, Jenny Bauer, Libby Reinhart, Hunter Alfson, Elise Gordan and Davis Twite.
~ Clay Schuldt

By Clay Schuldt

Caledonia Argus

 

The S.O.S. Campaign to renovate the Caledonia swimming pool continues to raise support and it seems everyone in the community is getting involved. While volunteers are busy making calls as part of the S.O.S. phone-a-thon, the students at Caledonia Elementary chipped in their support with and were successful in collecting close to $300. This is an impressive sum considering it was collected through a coin drive.

Volunteers have come from far and wide to help the Save Our Swimming Pool campaign reach its fundraising goals for a new family aquatic center in Caledonia. Here, Mickell Horstman of La Crosse participates in the phonathon last week. Miken Sports allowed the volunteers to use their phone system and space. ~ Emily Bialkowski

Volunteers have come from far and wide to help the Save Our Swimming Pool campaign reach its fundraising goals for a new family aquatic center in Caledonia. Here, Mickell Horstman of La Crosse participates in the phonathon last week. Miken Sports allowed the volunteers to use their phone system and space.
~ Emily Bialkowski

Of course the real reason for the coin drive was to get the students behind the project. As the demographic most likely to use the new swimming pool, it is important to have the support of the youth in the community. As campaign volunteer  Carolyn Medin puts it: “It’s not about the money; it’s to get the kids fired up.”

All the money from the coin drive was collected into a jug stored in the school media center. On April 2 the students were given a chance to guess the total contents of the jar.  The students with the closet guesses in each class won a free t-shirt.  The winners of the contest included: Miranda Schroeder, Arianna Tostenson, Grace Denstad, Teagan Lange, Noah King, Jenny Bauer, Libby Reinhart, Hunter Alfson, Elise Gordo and Davis Twite.

Elementary Media Specialist Sherri White said the coin jar had exactly $272.38 in it, but donations continued coming in even after the deadline.

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