DVSS students pooled their money together today for a truly sweet cause.
Earlier today, September 25, the Drumheller Valley Secondary School gym was packed with students and teachers to raise money for this year's annual Terry Fox School Run. The fundraiser of choice was an auction that gave the students a chance to bid on the cake of their choice.
"This is the 4th year of cake auctions this year," explained Grade 11 student, Jarlene Mange. "This year, honestly, it's been pretty great. No one has really bid up to $160 for like, two years, but they finally got it this year and that's a big win for us."
The grand total raised by DVSS students and teachers for this year's run was $2,800.
"That's honestly amazing. I didn't think the kids this year would be so interested," Mange continued. "Surprisingly, we made that much money, which is supporting a great cause and that's really something happy to support."
The secondary school's Terry Fox Run is this coming Thursday, September 27 and with $2,800 in the bank already, Mange believes they have a great head start on fundraising.
"It's actually a good time to just hang out with your friends and walk around; enjoy the nice weather and (it) helps support a good cause."
Mange commented that out of all the cakes on auction, the Cookie Monster cake and the red velvet cheesecake were her two favorite choices.