Students host dinner, bingo

A fundraiser for the WBES Grade 6/7 field trip brought the community out for spaghetti and bingo.

John Zane looks on as John and Margaret Eek play their cards at the WBES Grade 6/7 fundraiser on Saturday night.

Each spring, Grade 6/7 students from the West Boundary head to the Lower Mainland for a whirlwind tour of the bright lights.

One year the students from Greenwood Elementary get to go; the next year it will be West Boundary Elementary students’ turn. This year’s trip is June 9-12.

To make that happen there is a steady program of fundraising at both schools.

On February 15 the Grade 6/7 students at WBES, their parents, even teachers and school trustee Rose Zitko, were in the school’s gym for a spaghetti dinner and bingo night. The dessert table was worth admission all by itself.

There were lots of first class prizes. The first bingo called got the pick of the litter, so to speak.

WBES vice-principal Jennifer MacDonald said the kids are planning a car wash in the spring, probably in conjunction with the Rock Creek Market.

They are also preparing a spring garden catalogue featuring seeds and household decorator items. So be on the lookout for that opportunity to get a start on the garden and help support the 35 kids who will be on the field trip this year.

 

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