Weather Forecast


Halloween help at WHS

Donovan Carlson and his aunt Suzanne were guests of honor at the Zombie Mayhem event1 / 2
Students in the WHS outreach class enjoy time at the "Zombie Mayhem" event they organized.2 / 2

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.

(651) 702-0976