C-LV Community Day on April 28 promises fun for all ages, with a big boost from Gowanda Ford
The high school student council, advised by business teacher, Sara Zink, has taken the forefront in planning this momentous day. Each class will sponsor a particular aspect of the program, as will many of the clubs and sports teams. The groups and their advisors have worked long and hard to realize the student council’s goal of having something to offer for everyone of every age.
“We think this is going to be a great day," Tom Patterson, president of the C-LV student council said. "It’s a chance for people in the community and the school to get closer. At the same time, hopefully we can raise some money for school organizations. There’s going to be an awful lot happening.”
For those wanting to make a day of it, there will be food in abundance, starting off with a morning bake sale sponsored by the high school cheerleaders. Members of the C-LV Drama Club encourage attendees to make their main meal a Krolick’s Chicken Barbecue, which they’re sponsoring, from 1 p.m. until sold out. In addition the PTA will be holding another bake sale from 1 until 4 p.m.
Along with food, the following is the list of activities:
• 10 a.m. to noon: Kids’ baseball clinic, run by high school students.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Inflatables (bounce houses & bouncy obstacle courses) – sponsored by Student Council.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Book Swap – held by Corner Shelf Book Group, a student book club, advised by Dr. Candace Broughton
• 10 a.m.: Teacher vs. Student Kickball Tourney (on the turf).
• 10 a.m. to noon: Orders taken for hanging baskets – Class of 2015.
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m: Car Wash – Girls Varsity Soccer.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Coloring Contest & Relay Races – Class of 2014.
• Noon to 2 p.m.: Water Balloon Toss – sponsored by Class of 2013.
• 1 to 2 p.m.: The Altering Effect – live music by C-LV students.
• 2 p.m.: Dodge Ball Tourney in high school gym – sponsored by Natural Helpers, a student group that does peer tutoring, assists new students and helps with other tasks.
• 2 to 4 p.m.: Beverage sale – sponsored by Class of 2012.
• Other all day activities: Bossie Bingo plots for sale – sponsored by FFA; Face Painting – sponsored by Natural Helpers; Dunk Tank – sponsored by Ecos Club; Music – provided by talented C-LV students.
As an added plus, Gowanda Ford is offering anyone of any age (with a valid driver’s license) a chance to test drive a brand-new car. Gowanda Ford is bringing from six to 12 new 2012 vehicles to the C-LV campus and they will pay the school $20 for each and every person who takes one for a free spin.
The firm’s sales consultant, Jenn Fruehauf, confirmed that Gowanda Ford will pay the school up to $6,000 total for test drives, as part of the company’s nation-wide April challenge to raise $1 million dollars for schools across the United States. Their campaign is aptly titled, “Drive One 4UR School.”
All the test drive money will go to the student council, which, in the past, has used donations to purchase such items as benches for the courtyard, and other things benefiting the student population as a whole.
“The kids are excited about this “Community Day” thing. They’ve worked really hard,” Zink said.
“Wouldn’t it be great if we could earn the whole $6,000?” Zink said. " But we’d need lots of people from both communities (Cattaraugus and Little Valley) for that to happen.”
The event will be held, rain or shine. According to Zink if the weather’s bad, everything that can be moved inside, will be, including the chicken barbecue.