Cupcakes, Candles, Cars, and Costumes

The seniors of Old Rochester Regional High School held a bake sale last Wednesday, raising $430 for their class. Senior students volunteered to bring in baked goods and sold them to their peers throughout the early-dismissal school day.

“It went really well. We had an amazing turnout,” said Amanda Carreiro, the senior class treasurer. “We had three tables filled with baked goods, which is awesome.”

The money raised from the bake sale will go toward the senior prom and the end-of-year senior gift. “As a class, we take some of the money out of our account and we leave a gift for the school,” said Carreiro, thinking ahead. “We want to give a really good gift this year.”

Along with the bake sale, the senior class also raised money through their Yankee Candle sales, which closed last Monday. The senior students sold Yankee Candle products to their friends and family through a catalog, which was also available online.

Excluding online sales, the seniors collected upward of $6,600 from the Yankee Candle fundraising. Although only 30 to 40 percent of the funds will go toward the class, this is still a profit of at least $1,980.

These are great successes, but there is more fundraising to come. “We are going to be splitting some of the fundraisers with the juniors, like the talent show and Mr. ORR,” Carreiro said. These events will be organized later in the school year.

As well as the various class governments, clubs at ORR have been busy with their own fundraising. AFS club held their car wash last Saturday at the Mattapoisett Fire Department. There was a successful turnout, with plenty of energetic student volunteers and cars to clean. The AFS car wash raised over $500.

Among all of this fundraising, CSL (Community Service Learning) club is holding a non-profit collection. In lieu of the Halloween spirit, CSL has placed Halloween costume donation boxes at all the schools in the Old Rochester district.

CSL is collecting costumes from October 7-17. All appropriate costumes for infants to age 12 will be accepted. With the help of school counselors, the costumes will be distributed to students of our own school district who are in need. All extra costumes will go to the New Bedford charity organization Gifts to Give.

With all these fundraising events and charity collections, the students off ORR are busy supporting the causes close to their hearts.

By Renae Reints


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