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Donovan Carlson and his aunt Suzanne were guests of honor at the Zombie Mayhem event

Halloween help at WHS

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Halloween help at WHS
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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."

Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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