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Two students in Mrs. Dawnitta Henson's first-grade class at Pea Ridge Primary School, Isabella Hume and Hailee Schmidt, were inspired by the fall S.T.E.A.M. project, "To Market, To Market" event. They set out to create their own store called "Bookmarks."

They sewed the bookmarks at home out of scrap fabric and brought them to school. At school they prepared their store front and marketed the bookmarks around the school with flyers. At the last two Leader In Me events, they sold the bookmarks to Pea Ridge Primary School students for $1.

Wanting to raise money for people in need, they decided to donate all proceeds to the Pea Ridge Bright Futures. The girls raised $140.87 and presented a check to Bobbye Jo Dye on Thursday, March 17. Dye thanked them and said that sometimes students don't have shoes and clothes that they need to come to school and that the money would help lots of children in Pea Ridge.

Dye also complimented them on being great leaders, by stepping up to raise money for Bright Futures by selling bookmarks. Isabella and Hailee had a great time with this project and were smiling ear to ear when they presented the huge check to Bright Futures.

Community on 03/30/2016

Print Headline: Girls market for charity

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