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ACES cookie dough fundraiser underway
Program offers prizes, college assistance for participating students
By Wes Feese
Media Relations, Adair County Schools
Adair County Elementary School students were presented with a unique opportunity to earn prizes and - even more importantly - financial aid for college this week with the kickoff of the school's annual fundraiser.
"This is the only thing we do to raise money all year long," Principal Steve Burton says. "It'll go to buy things we need throughout the year--it all goes directly back to our students and our future students."
Ryan Clark, representing Great American Opportunities, spoke to the entire student body Tuesday explaining the fundraiser and its incentives. The sales program offers several varieties of cookie dough, as well as tumbler cups with University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University, or Adair County Elementary School logos. The goal is for each student to sell at least five items, which would raise approximately $15,000 for the school.
Students who greatly surpass that five item goal become eligible for a wide range of prizes, including PlayStation 4s and cash, depending on how much they sell. The long-term incentives, however, are even greater. Students who sell $100 worth of products will be granted $1,000 in tuition assistance to participating colleges and universities, which include Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University. If anyone sells $250 or more, he or she will earn $2,500 in tuition assistance.
"It's really a win-win situation for everyone," Burton says. "It helps the school, it helps the students, and it helps parents down the road paying for college. We really hope the community gets behind us on this."
Prior to Clark's presentation, Burton worked his students into a screaming frenzy of enthusiasm. "Do you guys like playground stuff?" Burton asked. "Do you guys like computers? A lot of those things come from our one school-wide fundraiser. That's why it's extremely important that we do all we can do to raise as much money as we can for our school."
Each student was sent home with a form for parents that explains the fundraiser in greater detail. Anyone wishing to support the effort can contact an ACES teacher or administrator.
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