Every year, the Wauzeka-Stueben senior class takes a trip. This year, the seniors went to New York City, and some donuts helped get them there.
Last November, the Wauzeka-Stueben class partnered with Vesperman Farms to sell apple cider donuts and kettle corn to raise funds for their senior class trip. In March of this year, much of the senior class, the school principal, and the class advisor went to New York City, a first for many of the group.
"Some of the stand-out experiences for students included the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, and the 9/11 Memorial," says Dustin Smith, senior class advisor. "New York is a large city with so much history and culture, so there were many favorite experiences."
One of the things the class enjoyed the most were all of the street performers. Along with some silly exploits in a new city, the class also experienced some misadventures with Google Maps, but a few students and chaperones put their heads together and got everyone back on the right path.
The class also saw Wicked at the theatre one night (which they all loved!) and another night they had the option of attending either a Knicks game or Phantom of the Opera. They also participated in "hop-on, hop-off" tours, which are double-decker bus tours that travel to tourist attractions throughout the city, explaining the significance and interest of each area. "It was a wonderful, unique experience," says Mr. Smith. "A great way to travel through the city!"
Overall, the trip was enriching and entertaining for everyone involved!
Through the fundraiser, the class was able to raise just over $1,000 to go towards their trip funding needs. The cost of the trip is expensive - coming in at nearly $1,200 per student - so every cent helps them to make this trip happen.
"Overall, the fundraiser was very easy to do...it helped us to raise funds nearly effortlessly and everyone loved the products," says Mr. Smith.
Each senior class chooses their location for their trip, and at the farm we're excited to see where a few donuts can take these guys next!
For information on fundraising at Vesperman Farms, you can check out our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things I never thought I'd need to know: Nine hundred dozen donuts will fit into a 12-passenger van...if you squeeze 'em in just a bit.
But that's exactly what we learned last Saturday when we had our baking day for the Friends of Winskill donut fundraiser. In total, we made 930 dozen batches--over 11,000 donuts! With both of our donut machines running, it took us 11 hours to bake and sugar all those delicious rings.
This is our second year fundraising with the Friends of Winskill, and we were happy not only to work with the community members again but also to see this fundraiser grow. We made almost 300 dozen more donuts this year, and in all, helped raise almost $3,000 for the organization. All those donuts will help fund an update to classroom libraries and possibly help purchase a large projector for the Winskill school gymnasium.
Even though we've done fundraisers here and there for local organizations in the past, this is the first year we are offering the chance to bite into an apple cider donut year-round for everyone. Not only will we bake these delicious treats, but we will also take care of the ordering and advertising forms (customized to your liking and with your information) and delivery to your desired pick-up site. As Jim Muench, treasurer for Friends of Winskill, says, "it's an easy, simple, and straightforward fundraiser"—something that is manageable for any school, daycare, organization, or business!
If you're interested in learning more, check out the details below, visit our fundraising website, and get in touch with Morgan at email@example.com!
Fun on the farm...in blog form!