Monday Oct 08 2012
Club selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to raise moneyBy: Patty McAlpin Lincoln News Messenger
By Patty McAlpin Lincoln News Messenger Reporter Lincoln High School’s California Scholarship Federation club is conducting an emergency fundraiser through Wednesday selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts and certificates to help students visiting Southern California colleges and universities. The students leave Oct. 11 to visit nine colleges. Most of the tours will be led by former Lincoln High School alumni. Lincoln High School science teacher and California Scholarship Federation advisor Marilou Edwards said the reason the club needs help is gas for the trip was budgeted at $4.15 a gallon. “It looks as though the average is $4.50 and, in some parts of Los Angeles, the price is closer to $5 a gallon,” Edwards said. “I am asking the students to pay another $35 to cover the cost of the gas increase with anything left over refunded to them. For maybe half of these students that would not be a problem but for many of these students it was a hardship to come up with the original cost of $160. This does not include food. For many of these students, this may be the only opportunity to visit these colleges.” The cost of the certificates, which do not expire, is $8, with $4 going to the club, Edwards said. The goal is to sell 250 doughnuts/certificates. Call the high school at (916) 645-6360.