Halloween help at WHS
Woodbury High School students kicked off Halloween early on Friday, Oct. 30 with a "Zombie Mayhem" event to raise funds for a local elementary student.
Theresa VonRuden's Community Outreach students organized a lunch-time Halloween fundraiser where they sold food from Noodles & Co., Jamba Juice, Classic Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery, in order to raise money for fifth grader Donovan Carlson, a fifth grader at Royal Oaks Elementary, who has muscular dystrophy.
"The whole event was a lot of fun," VonRuden said. "And we were raising money for a good cause."
VonRuden said she anticipates the students have raised close to $1,500.
Over the course of the year, the Community Outreach class has been organizing and planning the event -- everything from decorations to food to finances.
"It turned out a lot better than we initially thought it would," VonRuden said. "The students feel so good about themselves."