People to People basket party Saturday at PK Hill

A fundraiser for a local student who will be traveling to Western Canada as a People to People student ambassador will be held later this month at PK Hill in Comstock.

The basket party will benefit Sadie Sheldrick, a fifth grade student at Whitehall Elementary School who will travel to the Canadian west as a People to People student ambassador this summer.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 13, at PK Hill on Route 22 in Comstock. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and drawings will begin at 1 p.m.

The basket party is being organized by family and friends to help Sheldrick pay for her trip.

Sheldrick will join a delegation of students this summer on a 12-day educational program that will travel through the providence of British Columbia making stops in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, as well as Banff and Calgary in Alberta.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded People to People, which has become one of the world’s most recognizable education travel programs.

In order to become an ambassador students need to receive a nomination, be interviewed and attend training sessions. They also have to find a way to pay for the trip.

Sheldrick has been collecting bottles and cans, recycling cell phones, and reaching out to local businesses. The basket party will be a continuation of those efforts. So far more than a 100 baskets have been donated for this event.

Admission to the basket party is $5 and includes a sheet of tickets; additional tickets will be available for $2. There will be raffles, lunch and refreshments available.

For more information, contact Cathy at 499-2397.

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