Group works to raise money for trip to Greece

By Staff, 08/13/18 9:39 AM

PRESCOTT – Saturday’s fundraiser by students working to raise money for a trip to Greece next March didn’t turn out as planned.

Hot dogs and snacks were set up in the pavilion at the City Park to help raise money for the trip to Greece. Plans, according to Tracy Morrow, were also to have a bounce house on hand for children, as well as the splash pad. However, the company with the bounce house was a no show, though several children did take advantage of the splash pad.

The sponsors of the event joked about having a hot dog eating contest among the students helping as there were few customers.

Morrow said it will cost $3,100 each for the students to make the trip, with 10 planning to go, and $3,600 for the five adult chaperones. The trip will be a 10-day excursion where the students will be able to tour historic sites such as the Parthenon.

The group has a Facebook page, Grecian Odyssey, where all fundraising events are posted. Morrow said the students are still doing vehicle decals and will be hosting a taco dinner, catered by Amigo Juan’s of Hope, at the Hope-Prescott football game on Sept. 14. The dinner will be in the Prescott High School cafeteria and cost $10 per person. Tickets will be pre-sold for the dinner.

Before that, she said, the students will be selling hot dogs and drinks at Atwood’s on Aug. 25. Plans are to sell two hot dogs and a drink for $1. Along with this, Morrow said the students will have a booth at the annual Nevada County Fair in September and Fall Festival in October, but what it will be hasn’t been decided yet. In addition, the group will be selling Tupperware and would like to sell Rada cutlery.

The students sold fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday and is looking to sell fireworks again for New Year’s Eve.

If things work out, she said, the group would like to go a gun raffle in October, and will be trying to get permission from the school to do a 50-50 raffle during junior high football games.