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Elementary students raise $2,539.73 in Pequot Lakes splash pad fundraiser

Third graders receive Dilly Bar treats for raising the most - $954.29 in donations

Eagle View third grade class pictured for winning the Pequot Lakes splash pad fundraiser
Pequot Lakes Mayor Tyler Gardner and Pequot Lakes splash pad fundraising coordinator Jenni Gonczy (back row) pose with Eagle View Elementary School third graders, who raised the most money among grades K-4 for the splash pad, on Thursday, March 31, 2022.
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BREEZY POINT — Eagle View Elementary School students in grades K-4 raised $2,539.73 for the Pequot Lakes splash pad in a coin war that took place March 11-17.

Each grade had a goal to raise $150 to get a foot path paver for their graduating class at the splash pad, which is set to be built this spring at Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes.

Not only will each grade get their paver, the school as a whole will get one too.

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Jars of money for each grade at Eagle View Elementary School included more than just coins during the March 11-17, 2022, coin war for the Pequot Lakes splash pad.
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Third graders brought in the highest amount of donations at $954.29, earning Dill Bars from Dairy Queen. Pequot Lakes Mayor Tyler Gardner and splash pad fundraising coordinator Jenni Gonczy delivered the treats Thursday, March 31.

Pequot Lakes mayor with treats for Eagle View third graders
Pequot Lakes Mayor Tyler Gardner shows the Dairy Queen treats for Eagle View Elementary School third-graders March 31, 2022. Third-graders raised the most money in a coin war among grades for the Pequot Lakes splash pad.
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Upcoming fundraisers for the splash pad include a sip and shop event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and a garage sale Saturday, May 14, at the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes.

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Garage sale donations are being taken now. Items that cannot be accepted include car seats, cribs, large building materials, electronics including VHS tapes, and reference/text books. Call 218-821-3425 to schedule a donation drop off.

For more information about the splash pad and fundraisers, or for a paver form, visit www.pequotlakessplashpad.org.

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