Since we did a modified blog this week, a video blog, it's taking a little longer to post. In the meantime, I wanted to take a minute to write about our fundraiser that we had last night at the Radford Football game. We were fortunate enough that Radford Athletic Director Kelly Sur was willing to let us set up our photo booth and sell baked goods at the games. We were even luckier that the Junior ROTC helped us unload all of our supplies (including a very heavy background panel for the photo booth)! We weren't sure what to expect, but before we were even finished setting up, we had plenty of customers. Students and parents alike were lining up to enjoy all sorts of baked goodies that were donated by the parents of our Aliamanu members and the staff as well. We sold Rice Krispie treats, cookies, brownies, mini blueberry-banana pie cups, chocolate covered pretzels, Puppy Chow and Chex Mix, and my personal favorite, Krispy Sushi! One of our creative parents designed little "sushi" rolls with rice krispies, fruit roll ups and Swedish Fish.
We had 6 Leaders in Training helping us to sell goods by walking through the stands with their hands full of treats and drinks. Additionally, other Aliamanu Middle School students joined the group to support our efforts! It was great to see them all working together and having fun at the game, raising money for their favorite after-school spot!
In addition to selling treats, we set up our photo booth and encouraged youth to grab all their friends and take photos with their friends. It was a huge hit this time and I was busy all night snapping shots of teens having a blast! If you want to check out all the photos, take a look at our album. We're looking forward to returning to Radford on Friday October 1st for the Homecoming Game!
~Natalie, Program Director