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Waxhaw Wolves get groovy for Relay for Life
The Waxhaw Wolves Relay for Life team kicked off their fundraising efforts with March Madness Spirit Week during the week of March 24-28. Students donated $1 each day to participate in the designated theme for the day.
On Monday, Waxhaw Elementary looked like home to the largest slumber party. Students and staff greeted the chilly day with warm pajamas and slippers. “I didn’t have to get up and change. It was comfy and warm,” observed Steven Huffman. Abby Leighton added, “I like being in my PJ’s when it’s cold.”
Throughout the week Waxhaw Elementary celebrated Crazy Hair or Hat Day, Team Day, and Flip Flops Day. Flips flops are not normally part of the regular dress code so wearing them was a treat. Flip flops were a big hit with Mary Groome. She stated, “My feet weren’t dying of heat.” Her toes might have been a little chilly since the morning temperature on Flip Flops day was only 35 degrees, eventually warming up to 60 degrees.
By the week’s end, Waxhaw seemed to have traveled back in time forty years. Friday was marked by big sunglasses, tie dye, disco duds, and big hair. Waxhaw students got groovy for 70’s day. Cooper Gower, attired in his dad’s tie dye shirt and big sunglasses, remarked, “It was fun to see how people thought the 70’s were like.”
When questioned about 70’s day, Madelyn Thayer revealed, “It was tacky, and I like doing crazy stuff like that.”
Through March Madness Spirit Waxhaw Wolves raised over $1000 for the American Cancer Society.
The Waxhaw Wolves Relay for Life team’s next fundraising event is a school wide walkathon scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014.
Written by: Dana Sullivan
Posted: Apr 04, 2014 by Dana Sullivan