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CHHS class raises $1K plus for ‘Relay’

Charles Henderson High School raised just more than $3,900 for Relay for Life this year.

The hard work of Megan Robert’s class was responsible for more one-quarter of that number raising almost $1,100 alone.

“We appreciate all the hard work that Charles Henderson, and especially Mrs. Roberts’ class, did for relay this year,” said Rhonda Turberville, co-chair of the 2009-2010 Relay for Life campaign.

Mrs. Roberts’ students began their effort in mid-April.

“First we started off doing a bake sale with chocolate pies and pound cake,” Roberts said.

Her husbands business Roberts Photography, who donated the supplies for the class to work with, sponsored the bake sale.

“We’ve sold a number of those and also snow cones every day at break,” Roberts said.

In fact, Roberts estimated her class sold between 500-600 snow cones. Roberts Photography sponsored that endeavor as well.

The massive snow cone drive obviously helped support relay efforts but it was also a valuable learning experience for Roberts’ students.

“Several of my children have learned how to count money from doing this,” she said.

Roberts said her students were in charge of the sales and transactions of the snow cones, while she and aides Tammy Jones and Lynn Brumbaugh supervised.

“We’ve just overseen it,” Roberts said.

After witnessing the success of this year’s fundraiser, Roberts said she plans on doing the same in the future.

“We’ll do it next year,” she said.

“The snow cones were a big hit.”

Turberville was glad to hear that.

“We look forward to working with them again,” she said enthusiastically.