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Smith-Cotton DECA raffle helps Child Safe

January 12, 2013

Smith-Cotton High School DECA concluded their “Chance to Win a New Car” project on Jan. 4 at the high school basketball game. During halftime five contestants, chosen from more than 350 raffle tickets sold, were each presented with $100 and participated in a drawing to determine which one would play for the chance to win the 2013 Dodge Dart from Bryant Motors.


Contestants were Shelli Webb, Melissa Coleman, Kay Young, Tom Calder (represented by Michelle Drum) and Barb Hagebusch. Coleman drew the winning key and then played for the chance to win the car. Her task was to select the three envelopes containing pieces of the car from 10 available envelopes. She didn’t win the car, but won an additional $100.  


Smith-Cotton DECA members Kelsey Webb, Lyndsey Jackson and Kirby Lewellyn served as chairwomen for this event, which was the chapter’s community service project.


“Since we have been working closely with Child Safe on other projects, the girls wanted to organize a project to raise funds for Child Safe. We feel it is a great organization that we can’t help enough,” said Amanda Mills, marketing teacher at Smith-Cotton High School.


“We also wanted to provide a project that many DECA members could be a part of, and selling raffle tickets was something that each member could help with,” said Kelsey Webb.


The chapter raised $1,750 and presented a check to Carolyn Green, executive director of Child Safe, and board members at the ball game.  


“We couldn’t have done this project without the support of our sponsors. Joe Beykirch and Septagon provided the prize money and Kyle Herrick at Bryant Motors was amazing to work with,” said Lyndsey Jackson.