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Students raise funds for animal shelter

Krystle Wagner • Aug 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM

After spending the summer making crafts, students in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools’ Summer Open Door program held a Market Day.

Younger classmates purchased items such as jewelry boxes made of wooden popsicle sticks, hair clips, book marks, coasters and candles on Thursday.

The fourth- through seventh-graders raised a total of $217 for the Noah Project, a no-kill animal shelter.

The Market Day idea started last summer as a way to engage older students with arts and crafts.

“It was awesome,” said Evan Isaacs, 11.

Throughout the summer, students in the Sparrow class made the items for Market Day. Sabella White, 10, said she learned it was challenging to make some of the products. Bella Diffin, 9, said she liked having the opportunity to make things and sell them to benefit the Noah Project.

Although the group considered benefiting other organizations, Diffin said they selected the Noah Project because it is a no-kill facility.

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