DEXTER - The Dexter High School Key Club ended its Dime Drive for March of Dimes on Friday, February 27th. This was the sixth year that we have been a part of the Dime Drive and this year we ended the drive raising the most money ever for the March of Dimes.
Two years ago we raised $2,053.76 to win the Dime Drive and this year we raised $2,055.43, which was over $800.00 better than last year. We will now have to wait until early April to see if we have won the Dime Drive competition.
Dexter teachers Rick Whitney and Kacie Ladd will get pies in the face in the near future. A special thanks to Senior Mike Gelzinis for his last minute challenge and $50.00 donation to put us over the top.
On Tuesday, February 24th, four members of the Key Club with advisor Rick Whitney attended the Penquis Journey House open house. The Penquis Journey House is a newly-opened home for teenage mothers, and will have room for up to four mothers at any one time. The Journey House is located in the former Rectory at 59 Free Street across from St. Anne's Catholic Church. The Penquis organization is a non-profit group that offers a host of services to the central Maine area. Two similar houses are located in Bangor, but this is the first in this area.
Key Club President Megan Crane, Chelsea Crane, Katie Eastman and Lee Gustin attended the open house and presented four fleece blankets as a donation. The Key Club is planning another fundraiser for later this spring to collect needed items for the house. More about that in the future.
On Thursday, February 26th, four Key Club members assisted in painting walls at the Abbott Museum from 5:00-8:00PM. Another painting night will be needed to help finish the downstairs rooms.
The Key Club is currently making plans for its annual 30 Hour Famine and lock-in at the high school on Friday, March 13-14. Key Club members are in the process of lining up chaperones and collecting pledges for the annual event. This year the proceeds will be divided four ways. Receiving 25% of the proceeds will be World Vision to help fight world hunger, Children of Peace, Camp Sunshine and the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute. Anyone wishing to help out or make a donation can contact the Key Club through the high school at 924-5536.
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