Hannibal Home and School Fundraiser a Community Collaboration

HANNIBAL – Hannibal Home and School has teamed with the Life Skills class for a fundraising campaign to benefit all students in the district.

Students in the Life Skills class assemble wooden boxes that will be auctioned off to benefit the HCSD Home and School organization.
Students in the Life Skills class assemble wooden boxes that will be auctioned off to benefit the HCSD Home and School organization.

As part of the auction-style fundraiser, community members can bid on 13 different storage boxes that students built in class.

The auction will run from 5-7 p.m. May 21 at the Village Tavern.

Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and offset the cost of educational field trips, activities and other events.

The fundraiser is truly a community effort, according to Home and School President Jessica Wakefield.

Students, teachers and business owners have all offered their time and abilities to create the storage boxes.

Greg Bailey’s Life Skills class helped kick off the project by cutting, nailing, sanding and assembling the wooden storage boxes.

“The kids did a great job putting everything together,” Bailey said. “The finished product will be a reflection of their hard work.”

The assembled boxes will be decorated by local artists and displayed at different businesses prior to the auction.

For more information about the fundraiser, or if you are an artist interested in decorating one of the boxes, please contact Wakefield at 209-4174.