|Seniors Marina Patrick and Staci Foster sit at their table in the commons|
handing out and selling treats.
Patrick and Foster chose Invisible Children, which is a relief effort for child soldiers fighting in Uganda.
“We picked the Invisible Children because we believe that their story is not well known,” Patrick said. “Many people picked issues such as breast cancer, but the Invisible Childrens' story has not been told and we were hoping to spread their story.”
The two seniors raised $108.80 between the two lunch periods on March 9th by selling several baked goods, puppy chow, and dirt ‘n worms.
“I wish that we could have provided more dirt n' worms. We knew that it would be popular, but if we would’ve known we would have made that much [money] we definitely would have prepared better,” Patrick said. “It was just the lack of knowing how much we needed on our part.”
However, their efforts were definitely a success. The pair baked for 12 hours in order to prepare for the sale.
“We would most definitely do it again,” Patrick said. “We would do it again because we believe that spending a few hours of our time baking goods and selling them makes it worth it to possibly help save thousands of lives over in Uganda.”
A group from the Invisible Children organization will be visiting Smoky Valley to spread their story on March 16th in the auditorium at 2:30.
- Carleigh Albers, Viking Mirror Editor