By Mary Heinrich
Saturday, Feb. 26 was an anomaly at Lincoln High School. High school seniors were willingly at school on a Saturday! The senior members of the Key Club hosted a craft show to raise money for one of their teachers who is fighting cancer.
The members of the Key Club had originally planned this event before COVID-19 hit but had to put it on hold. When COVID cases began declining and many of the restrictions were lifted, the students began looking at this fundraiser idea again.
According to senior Wesley Benson, the students involved were excited when they realized that the fundraiser would bring Cougars together after a long stint of separation while providing businesses hit hardest by COVID-19 an opportunity to sell their products. The cherry on the top was the ability to provide for the teacher they care about so deeply.
When it came time to advertise for their event, the students took to Facebook. Their method was a success as over 40 vendors turned out for the event. They sold Paparazzi jewelry, Tupperware, homemade jewelry, fresh pepperoni rolls, and hand-carved wood projects, among other goods. The event was a success by any measuring stick.