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Whitehurst Fifth Grade Sends Dreamer to Disney
student gives child a gift in classroom

Grade 5 students on the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus worked hard during the past semester to raise funds for Dreams Come True and Kids Helping Kids clubs – ultimately raising more than $3,500 to send 6-year-old Serenity on a dream vacation with her family.

The bulk of their fundraising was accomplished during a lower school bazaar held May 5 on the Whitehurst playground. The event is always a creative showcase of distinctive business, marketing and product development ideas. Students team in small groups to come up with a product or service to market at the bazaar.

This year, some of the goods included spa goods for moms, homemade slime, squishy balls, painted rocks, baked goods and cotton candy among many other creative products. Some students even peddled games and raffle drawings. To see photos from the bazaar, visit our online gallery.

The fifth graders hosted a Disney-themed party in their classrooms for Serenity and her family on May 19. Everyone donned Mickey ears or other Disney apparel as they spent time getting to know Serenity, sharing cupcakes and presenting her with handmade gifts.

Bolles is a longtime advocate for Dreams Come True. It was the first school to participate in the organization’s Kids Helping Kids program when it was established nearly 30 years ago. To view photos from the Whitehurst Dreams Come True party, visit our online gallery.