CEDAR RIDGE: School raising funds through chili supper, pumpkin decorating

Friday, September 30, 2011 | 10:24 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Cedar Ridge Elementary School will host its annual chili supper Wednesday in the school cafeteria.

In addition to chili, Cedar Ridge teachers will serve hot dogs, cookies and drinks.

If you go

What: Cedar Ridge Elementary School's annual chili supper

When: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5

Where: Cedar Ridge Elementary School cafeteria, 1100 S. Rosetta Ave.

Cost: $3 per person or $10 per family



The teachers are making the chili, and River Region Credit Union is donating the rest of the food. The credit union is associated with the elementary school through the district's Partners in Education program.

"The teachers serve it and we cook it, and it's kind of the fundraiser that we do," Cedar Ridge teacher Becky Bond said.

In the past, the supper has raised around $300, Bond said.

The money will support the teacher fund. The school has not yet designated what the funds will be used for this year.

Bond said people are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the Central Missouri Food Bank.

Something new at this year's event is a pumpkin-decorating contest. Classrooms will decorate pumpkins, donated by HyVee, to resemble their teachers. Those attending the supper will vote for the best pumpkin, and the winning classroom will receive $50 to put toward a celebration.

"It just builds the community," Bond said. "We're a very small school, and it's just another way for families to come in and see our school and visit the parents and other families in the community they might not get to see."


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