5th grade students at West Fannin were challenged to do a community service project that would affect the Fannin County area. Fifth grade teachers asked the kids to come up with problems facing their own community. They felt that the largest problem impacting students that they know is poverty. So, 5th graders brainstormed ways they could help. Mrs. Arp found a grant by Youth Service America as part of their Kindness Rising Campaign, called Be FEARLESS Be KIND. They applied, and won! YSA is donating $250 for WFES 5th graders to use towards a fundraiser that the kids wanted to host. It was a student’s idea to do a Fun Run at the school, and they wanted to make it holiday themed, so they decided on the 1stAnnual West Fannin Jingle Jam and Hot Chocolate Fun Run. They are holding it on Saturday, December 9th at 10 am at WFES. The registration fee is $5, and all funds raised will benefit The Fannin County Empty Stocking Program. The students have been fully running the fundraiser. They have been planning out the events of the day, designing graphics for advertising, and even brainstorming marketing ideas.
Pictured are Mason McDaniel and Hayleigh Cook, holding the graphics they designed for the fundraiser.