Thursday, January 03, 2008

On the Way to Wolf Ridge,

Grant Fourth grade sells candy, hosts dinner & writes grants

By the Fourth Graders of Grant School

Guess what? The Grant School fourth-graders are working to go to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. For many of us, this will be our first time out in the woods, but we are looking forward to the fun and the learning. The zip line on the ropes course looks really exciting.

Getting there also will take some work. We need to raise over $6,000 so that all 43 students can go. To do this, we are now selling candy bars. ($6,000 is a lot of candy bars.) We are also learning how to write grants.

One grant we are writing is to Kids Plus Youth in Philanthropy. When we go to Wolf Ridge, we will be learning about how to “Live Lightly.” This means doing more recycling and trying to use fewer resources. When we get back to school, we want to teach the rest of school (and the rest of Duluth) about how to help the environment. We hope that we will get this grant because it will help us go to Wolf Ridge.

Another thing we are doing is hosting a spaghetti dinner and benefit concert. This will take place on Friday, February 1st at Peace Church. It is located at 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. The dinner will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Grant fourth-graders will help serve and provide entertainment. Then, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be a concert, featuring Rudy Perrault and the band Clear. Singer Sara Thomsen is also checking her schedule to see if she can come.

We hope you will support us going to Wolf Ridge by coming to the dinner and concert or buying a candy bar. Thank you.

(For more information, contact Doug Bowen-Bailey at (218) 722-7166 or