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Some might say the spirit of Saint Patrick himself was with the Sunday school students of Centenary United Methodist Church, Louisiana, on March 17.
The kids prefer to say their delicious cookies are what made their fundraiser that Sunday a success. The youth, who sold their homemade shamrock-shape cookies to a captive audience following the church service, proudly donated $273 to the Twin Pike Family YMCA Pool Project.
$173 of the donation total came from the cookie sales. The other $100 was from proceeds from the sale of Watkins products by Katherine Todd, grandmother of two of the students.
“We often stress in our Sunday School lessons the importance of giving back to our community and showing gratitude for our many blessings,” said Vicky Keely, who is the education coordinator at Centenary.
“The kids had been wanting to do something where they could show their support for the community. The indoor aquatics center to be built at the local YMCA is a good example of a project that will have a positive impact on our community.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, the students decided a cookie sale would be a fun way to raise funds for that project.”
The Centenary students were so excited about their donation that they delivered it to the Y right after they sold out of their cookies.