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By STEPHANIE THOMPSON
People Editor 

A GR student's new idea helps raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

February 7, 2018

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Carson Core plays a miniature drum set, while his brother and mother look at other items. He later tried to convince his mother to buy the drum set for him.

Each year, the Green River High School Student Council is challenged with coming up with new ideas for the Make-A-Wish fundraising event.

The friendly competition between Green River and Rock Springs raises money for the organization, which is then used to grant children's wishes. Some Sweetwater County children have received their wishes granted due to these efforts. 

One new fundraiser this year was the rummage sale. GRHS junior Kassandra Reyes came up with the idea with the help of her family.

Since she had the idea, she also was responsible for storing most of the rummage sale items she had received prior to the event, which took place Saturday at the high school. Reyes spread the word through her friends and family members about collecting items for the event. It paid off. 

On Saturday, all sorts of items had been donated for the cause, from TVs and dressers, to books, clothes and toys, there was just about something for everyone.

Before these items lined one hallway of the high school, they had to be placed somewhere.

"I stored everything they donated in my house," Reyes said.

What she couldn't fit in her house was stored at the high school. All of the proceeds from the rummage sale went toward the Make-A-Wish fundraising effort. Reyes was already happy with the turnout at 11 a.m. A lot of the big items had already been claimed, and the sale was only going from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reyes didn't really have a number in mind as to how much she wanted the sale to make for the cause, but she figured anything would help out.

 

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