For their sales acumen, more than 40 Middleton Elementary students got to ride in a limousine and snack on some free ice cream last week.
They were among the school’s students who sold more than 25 items as part of a fundraiser through the Chip Shoppe that netted more than $17,000 for the elementary school’s PTO.
“Not bad for selling wrapping paper and cookie dough,” said Jamie Kuebler, PTO member.
In a few trips on Friday, Nov. 16, students got to ride in a stretch Hummer limo to Yum! Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe, which recently opened in Woodbury’s Eagle Valley Marketplace.
In all, the students sold more than $40,000 worth of items, Keubler said. The $17,000 for Middleton will be used for technology and classroom support.
“Those funds go right back into the school,” Keubler said.
The school community does a “phenomenal” job supporting Middleton Elementary, Keubler said, and it was fun to see the students enjoy the limo ride and ice cream.
“We had a couple who said, ‘This is the best day ever.’ Or, ‘My brothers are going to be so jealous,’” Keubler said.
She also thanked Yum! for putting together gift bags for the students.
“It was just a really cool experience for the kids,” Keubler said.