DECA donates to Child Safe

January 8, 2013

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Smith-Cotton High School DECA members Kirby Lewellyn, Kelsey Webb and Lyndsey Jackson recently presented Child Safe Director Carolyn Green with a check for $1,750 raised from the “Chance to Win a New Car” project sponsored by Kyle Herrick of Bryant Motors.

Smith-Cotton High School DECA concluded their “Chance to Win a New Car” project on Friday, Jan. 4 at the high school basketball game. During half time five contestants, chosen from over 350 raffle tickets sold, were each presented with $100 and participated in a drawing to determine which one would play for the chance to win the 2013 Dodge Dart from Bryant Motors. Contestants were Shelli Webb, Melissa Coleman, Kay Young, Tom Calder (represented by Michelle Drum), and Barb Hagebusch. Melissa Coleman drew the winning key and then played for the chance to win the car. Her task was to select the three envelopes containing pieces of the car from 10 available envelopes. Unfortunately she didn’t win the car, but won an additional $100.

Smith-Cotton DECA members Kelsey Webb, Lyndsey Jackson, and Kirby Lewellyn served as chairpersons for the “Chance to Win a New Car” project, which was the chapter’s community service project. According to Ms. Mills, “Since we have been working closely with Child Safe on other projects, the girls wanted to organize a project to raise funds for Child Safe. We feel it is a great organization that we can’t help enough.”

According to Kelsey Webb, “We also wanted to provide a project that many DECA members could be a part of, and selling raffle tickets was something that each member could help with.” The chapter raised $1750 and presented a check to Carolyn Green, Executive Director of Child Safe, and board members at the ball game.

“We couldn’t have done this project without the support of our sponsors. Joe Beykirch and Septagon provided the prize money and Kyle Herrick at Bryant Motors was amazing to work with,” said Lyndsey Jackson, “Bryant Motors provided us with the opportunity for someone to have a chance to win a new 2013 Dodge Dart and without Kyle’s help this project wouldn’t have been possible.” Photo submitted.

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