Students raise funds for new playground equipment

A group of Christine Morrison Elementary students sold Rainbow Loom items to help students from Hatzic Elementary.

A small group of friends from Christine Morrison Elementary

Nine-year-old Summer Scutt and a small group of her friends from Christine Morrison Elementary, have taken it upon themselves to help students from another local school.

The group of young students held a sale of Rainbow Loom items and managed to raise $175 to donate to a fundraising campaign to replace damaged playground equipment at Hatzic Elementary.

A few months back, vandals damaged the Hatzic playground so badly that the entire structure had to be removed. Other fundraisers are currently being planned to help replace the equipment.

When Scutt heard about it, she wanted to help as well. Her mother,  Corinne Forret  came up with the idea.

“She wanted to help and I said to her ‘you have all this Rainbow Loom, why don’t us do that.'”

Summer, along with her friends Grace and Abby, made necklaces, bracelets, charms and other items to sell. The trio worked hard to create a huge amount of items.

“Rainbow Loom is the latest craze that came out about a year ago,” explained Forret. “They are rubber bands and it comes with a loom and they make everything with them.”

Once they created enough items, the three girls were joined by a fourth friend, Anna, who helped sell them to their fellow classmates.

The response was strong as almost every item sold.

“They were so excited about it and worked very hard. We’re so proud of them,” said Forret.

The girls will present the money to Hatzic Elementary on Wednesday.

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