The LAUNCH program at Cedaredge Vision School has divided into five groups that are planning and working on several different activities.
One group went shopping and wrapped presents that will be given to a family through the Surface Creek Valley Giving Tree project.
A bake sale held in October raised money to purchase the gifts. Students shopped at Walmart and the Dollar Store.
About 10 students, along with two staff members, have been designing holiday ornaments and decorations that will be included in food boxes to be given out through the local food bank. Their goal is to complete 275 ornaments and holiday decorations, one for each box to be distributed.
Two small groups held additional fundraiser bake sales, one at the grocery store in Cedaredge and another at Big John's Lumber, on Dec. 14. Fifty percent of their earnings will be donated to the local animal shelter and 50 percent set aside for an end-of-the-year field trip.
They have also taken on a project for the Senior CommUnity Center in Eckert. A grant was received to put in a garden at the center. The grant doesn't provide funding to design and build the garden. One of the teachers has put together a group of interested students to take on the project. Instructor Dave Ross is mentoring the group. Students are looking at the space, discussing plans, and blue-printing the project. Student Chris Wans is the job foreman and Dylan Stratman has taken on the responsibilities of technology research. This project will be ongoing through the spring and will culminate at planting time.blog comments powered by Disqus