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GC DI team “The Money Makers” pack boxes for soliders, raising funds for trip to Global finals

You may remember seeing pictures of the Money Makers, the Destination Imagination team from Glenwood City Elementary School in recent issues of the Tribune Press Reporter.

Since early November, this team of seven children and their parents have been working on a service learning challenge, raising money to send care packages to soldiers.

On Saturday, April 30, the team met at the Matson-Miller American Legion Post 330 building in Wilson to pack the boxes.  Members of the Matson-Miller Auxiliary, as well as members of the New Richmond VFW Auxiliary helped the children.  Prior to the packing, the team was able to shop for $1000 worth of items and then packaged fifty boxes.  They also raised $850 to ship the boxes to active-duty service men and women.

On May 23, the Money Makers will be leaving Glenwood City for the University of Tennessee to compete in the Destination Imagination’s Global Finals Tournament.  There they will share the skit they have created about their project and meet other DI teams from around the world.

Now, to raise money for the families to travel along, there will be two fundraisers in the next week.

On Thursday, May 12, the team will sell concessions and hold a 50/50 raffle at the Matson-Miller Post Bingo Night in Wilson.

On Saturday, May 14, there will be a Thrift Sale with concessions.  The sale will take place at the Glenwood City Community Center from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Unless marked, items will be available for a free will offering.

The public is invited all to come to either or both of these events to meet this special group of young people.

Team members include Elek Anderson, Ilan Anderson, Elizabeth Dayton, Genna Gretzlock, Aubree Logghe, Jackson Logghe and Colin Strehlo.

Donations could also be sent to Julie Anderson at P.O. Box 166, Glenwood City, WI 54013 or to Diane Nelson at Glenwood City  Schools.

The support this team has received so far is truly appreciated!