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Candy gram fundraiser returns for another year

Brooke Plowman
Students in Key Club deliver candy grams for Valentine’s Day.

The Key Club will be selling $2 candy grams from Feb. 5-9 for their annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Candy with a personal message card will be delivered on Valentine’s Day.
This is Key Club’s third year doing the candy gram fundraiser, and the money raised will go towards helping others and providing money for other Key Club activities.
“We bought a meal for Ronald McDonald Foundation and we hope to raise enough money to feed our custodians,” sponsor Stephanie Capshaw said, “The money goes in the Key Club account. It is used to buy materials for other activities.”
The candy gram fundraiser lifts Key Club members’ spirits as they see first hand these small acts of kindness to others.
“Our goal is to help raise money for the future upcoming projects that we plan to do in the Key Club, but also to give candy out to the people who want to do a small act of kindness for their friends or partners during the Valentine’s season,” junior Abigail Torres said.
Key Club members are excited to participate in the fundraiser giving up their lunch/study hall time to sell candy grams.
“I love that it is so accessible, it shows that you don’t need to make a grand gesture to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them,” senior Isabella Torres said.
The fundraiser is not only fun for Key club members, but also fun to students who give or receive one.
“I like the idea of the fundraiser. It’s cool to receive one when you didn’t expect it,” senior Vanessa Obeng said.
Members find the candy gram fundraiser a helpful way to express importance towards friends, loved ones, etc.
“I think candy grams are a good way of expressing how important that person is to them,” senior Courtney Czekala said.
Key Club focuses on servicing the community and school. The club builds leadership skills and fosters a sense of responsibility.
“I initially joined Key Club as a club to do activities with my friends and it appealed to me because of the different volunteer opportunities and activities they have that you can do. “It also allows you to get volunteer hours if that is something you are interested in or looking to get and also helps to get you more involved with the community,” junior Niveditha Kumar said.

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Shaylah Johnson
Shaylah Johnson, Entertainment Editor
Hi, I'm a senior and the Entertainment Editor and this is my second year on The Fielder staff. I enjoy listening to music and writing, I'm looking forward to what this school year has in store for me.
Brooke Plowman
Brooke Plowman, Editor-in-Chief
Hi!! I am so excited to be back, this year as the Editor-in-Chief. I am also on the dance team, an officer for both Key Club and Care Club, and a member of NHS and Link Crew!

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