Thursday, September 19, 2013
Students of Hammond Hill Elementary come together every year to sell cookie dough. This year was no different. The kids ask family, friends and neighbors to buy cookie dough for the school. The dates for the fundraiser were Aug. 21 through Sept. 4. Some of the cookie dough flavors include classic chocolate chip, M&M, peanut butter, cranberry oatmeal and white chocolate macadamia nut. In addition to cookie dough, there was a gourmet pumpkin roll, Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels and even a cheesecake sampler.
There were lots of cool prizes for selling items. For example, for every two items sold, students were given a miniature penguin to wear on a lanyard. Penguins came in different varieties such as pirates, mummies, rock stars, princesses, hippies, a snow boarder and even a beach penguin. If Ms. Criss, our librarian, calls your penguin as the penguin of the day, you’ll get a tattoo and a courtyard pass to eat lunch outside. The most exciting prize was to get the luxury of riding in a Hummer limo around North Augusta to Riverview Park to eat pizza.
The money earned will be used to purchase needed supplies for students and classrooms. We are very proud of our school and want to continue keeping Hammond Hill Elementary as one of Palmetto’s Finest Schools.