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HERO fundraisers to help wounded

Published: Saturday, July 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Service learning students serve lunch at the third annual Taste of SHS May 2 during HERO Week at Sterling High School.
Sterling High School students compete in a bags tournament, sponsored by service learning students, during lunch activities the week of April 29-May 3. Photos submitted by Elroy Wylde.

STERLING – Service learning students hosted the annual Helping Everyone Reach Out Week April 29-May 3 at Sterling High School.

Various activities took place, mostly at lunch, to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project, a group that helps returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. Money also was raised for the renovation of the Black Hawk Statue near Oregon.

More than $4,000 was donated by students and staff, with local businesses doating food, items, and money.

The fourth-hour class competition also raised money. Top fundraisers and their prizes were Jeremy Edwards’ class, first place, lunch at The Candlelight Inn provided by service learning; Daniel Paufve’s class, second, a pizza party from Al & Leda’s; and Dana Francis’ class, third, Culver’s frozen custard.

Sponsors of the third annual Taste of SHS were Al & Leda’s Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Candlelight Inn, Culver’s, Cobblestone Ice Cream & Deli, Dairy Queen, Folsom’s Bakery, Kelly’s, La Familia, and Willy’s.

Businesses and organizations which made various donations were Applebee’s, Carmike Cinemas, Pete Harkness Chevrolet, Sterling Chevrolet, and the Sterling-Rock Falls YMCA; and Hometown Pantry and Marathon, both in Dixon.

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