Fashion show fundraiser supports children’s learning garden

Jonathon Ericiga, a 5th grader at Orchard Elementary School, modeled a Spiderman shirt for his schoolmates from Uncle Jerry’s Tees Thursday afternoon.

Student models strutted their best moves down the catwalk in the gym at Orchard Avenue Elementary Thursday afternoon. The students modeled the latest fashions from Uncle Jerry’s Tees, a popular fundraising company for organizations across the country.

The cotton shirts feature such licensed characters as Tweety Bird and Spiderman. There are cars, cats and flowers that change color in the sunlight as well as an assortment of colors to choose from.

The theme of the show was “Hats Off to the Science Learning Garden.” Teachers and models donned funny hats to accessorize their shirts. 

A generous portion of T-shirt sales will go toward purchasing gardening supplies and plants for the popular school-wide project.

Nearly every students raised a hand when asked who had contributed in some way to the garden, either by shoveling, planting or just spending time in the sunshine learning about plants and soil.

This year, teachers want to add landscaping fabric and gravel to the garden so they don’t have to spend so much time weeding.

Teachers explained to the children that it was up to them to raise enough money to keep the garden growing through their efforts with the fundraiser. The students showed their sales confidence with whoops, hollers and clapping for the cool T-shirts they would be selling to friends and family.


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