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Cookies with Santa to raise funds for theater department

Cathy Robinson
Senior Reese Boekeloo plays Santa at the fundraiser.

Drama Club is hosting the Cookies with Santa fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 10 in the auditorium from 11p.m – 3 p.m. The entry fee is five dollars per child. 


All funds received will go towards the theater program for materials like props, costumes, and equipment. In the past, the funds have also gone towards paying for ticket costs for the students to see professional shows. 


“The theater department is very underfunded and we don’t receive as much funds as other activities,” junior Hannah Ait Boucherbil said. “Our goal is to get enough money for lights in the auditorium by next play.” 


This is the second year the fundraiser has been called Cookies with Santa. In previous years, the name has been different to fit themes that correlate with past plays. There’s usually around 20-30 students involved. 


“We’re hoping to start a tradition. It’s great to see the theater kids interact with little kids and get a different perspective. It gives the kids the chance to give back to the community,” Cathy Robinson, fall play director, said.


Members of the theater department have explained how difficult advertising Cookies with Santa can be. 


“Getting the word out and advertising the fundraiser is the hardest part,” Reese Boekeloo, junior, said.


There’s all sorts of activities for kids to enjoy at Cookies with Santa. Activities such as coloring, making ornaments, decorating and eating cookies, playing games, raffles, writing letters to Santa, dance parties, story time, and of course, meeting Santa Claus. 


“I played Santa Claus last year and it was really fun meeting the kids and getting them out of their shells,” Boekeloo said.


Cookies with Santa isn’t just helping the theater department, it’s making memories. 


“Cookies with Santa is something that brings the community together. It’s fun for the kids and students involved while also helping with funding,” Ait Boucherbil, junior, said.

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