Halverson classes earn ride in limo

Published 4:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2011

Halverson Elementary third-grade class takes a picture in front of the limo they road for helping raise nearly $2,000. -- Submitted photo

After raising a combined total of nearly $2,000, Halverson Elementary second- and third-graders were treated to a Limo to Lunch to celebrate their fundraising efforts. On Oct. 19, the entire elementary school participated in the first annual Halverson Walk-a-Thon to take the place of their traditional fundraiser of selling pizzas and cookie dough. The school collectively raised over $11,000 thanks to family and friends of Halverson students, as well as many area businesses. The Halverson Parent-Teacher Organization, S.P.I.R.I.T., organized the event.

Students walked to Frank Hall Park where they had trail mix, hot chocolate and face painting. They were also able to play at the park. Due to the cold and windy weather, the second leg of the walk to the Blazing Star Trail was not walked, but rather completed in the green space of the school lawn. Most students walked between three and four miles round trip.

The class that raised the most money was awarded a limo ride courtesy of Dawson Limousine Service to the Pizza Ranch for lunch. A second-grade and third-grade class were so close, that S.P.I.R.I.T. awarded both classes the celebration. The students were extremely excited and are looking forward to next year’s Walk-a-Thon. Money raised from the Walk-a-Thon goes to support field trips and other student activities that create opportunities for Halverson students.