Interact Students Fight Polio One Poop at a Time

Interact Students Fight Polio One Poop at a Time

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Honesdale High School Interact 2014

Is that the word “poop” in the headline? Yes! It’s moose poop, small dry oval nuggets that Honesdale High School’s Interact Club sells to raise money to fight polio worldwide. The club, part of Rotary International,will hold it’s 2nd Annual Moose Poop Palooza this summer.

Poop Palooza is literally a freeze dried poop launch, a game, to help Interact students make a difference in the world. Here’s how Poop Palooza works:  Moose poops will be numbered. Buy a moose poop ticket for $5 or six for $25. On the launch date, the poop will be dropped from a ladder truck by a local fireman. The 15 poops closest to a special target will win cash prizes of $500, $250, $100 or one of 12 additional donated gift baskets.  

The Moose Poop Palooza benefits the club’s Purple Pinky Project, a globally recognized fundraiser that aids the Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign to eradicate this deadly disease. Rotary, along with the World Health Organization and other partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since it first began vaccinating children in the Philippines in 1979. When they’re vaccinated, children in many third world countries have their pinkies dyed pink to prove they’ve been vaccinated.

Moose Poop Palooza will also help raise monies for Interact’s Kids’ Care Program, where high school students team up with elementary school children at Lakeside and Stourbridge Schools.

“Our fundraisers may sound ridiculous, but they help draw attention to needs both locally and globally.” says Hunter Stephens, Interact President, “to think that by selling one piece of moose poop, 4 children can get a vaccine in Pakistan or Afghanistan, that’s powerful and we are proud to be part of it.”

Students will  announce the Moose Poop Palooza date soon and you’ll be able to buy your own piece of moose poop online or from the students.

Family Fun with Farrell Event

Family Fun with Farrell Event

Family Fun with Farrell

 

 

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Family Fun with Farrell is a “don’t miss” afternoon on Saturday January 23rd from 2-4pm held at the Vineyard Center; 761 Terrace Street in Honesdale.

Bounce houses, games and a dessert bar will excite kids of all ages and a musical concert with the antics of John Farrell will be a sure entertainment hit!!

The Honesdale High School Interact Club will be hosting this fundraiser which will benefit local as well as global service projects, specifically the Wayne Highlands Elementary KidsCare program and Polio Plus.

Tickets are $8.00 online OR $10 at the door for the first child and additional family member’s tickets are only $6.  Donations and sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling Brian Fulp at 570-309-7860 or Karen Houshultz at 570-470-3117.  Activity time is set for 2pm with Farrell’s concert starting at 3pm… bring the entire family; you won’t be disappointed.

 







 

For more information about Honesdale High School Interact contact Brian Fulp at 570-309-7860 or email bfulp@himalayaninstitute.org