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History Club Plans FUNdraisers

By Peter Stefo--Eagle Staff Writer

Left to right: Rob Ballagh (Club Secretary), Michele Jones (Club Sponsor), Ania Joseph (Media Manager) , Muna Seagle (Club President).(Photo taken by Peter Stefo)

Do you need a fun place to hang out before a football game? Or maybe a place to buy and sell some things? Maybe you just need to buy some Christmas gifts. The History Club will be doing all of these things as part of their effort to raise funds for trips and activities.

”We’re doing movie nights … we’re also doing a yard sale ... and a craft fair” explained Michele Jones, History Club sponsor.

The idea for the movie nights was originally suggested by a student last year and have proven especially popular. "It’s fun because everyone wants to go to a movie with friends,” said Rob Ballagh, History Club secretary. Club president Muna Seagle agreed. "They are great for underclassmen especially to go to before games." The movie nights are scheduled for September 15th and the 29th before the home football games.

One of the other popular fundraisers History Club does are yard sales. People can buy a table in the Law parking lot and sell all of their things. Ballagh expressed his love the pageantry of yard sales, saying, "Watching people come with their weird junk that they want to get rid of... it’s cool." The History Club will host its next yard sale on September 23rd.

The club also has a new fundraiser coming on December 2nd. "It's like a Christmas-themed craft fair where lots of vendors come and set up and sell all sorts of good stuff,” explained Jones. The school used to host craft fairs annually; this is the first year it will return to FCHS. “The craft fair was actually suggested by another staff member because there used to be one every year, but then they stopped doing it,” said Jones.

These fundraisers are mostly student-led. “They pretty much do all of it except for the supervising part. They carry things, they set up tables, they organize stuff that's going on, they sell concessions, pretty much everything,” Jones enthused. The events depend on member involvement. Ballagh elaborated,“Cleaning,taking tickets, running the register, just moving things really. For the yard sale we moved like 50 tables down to the parking lot.”

Zoe Plaster with the rock she plans on painting. (Photo taken by Peter Stefo)

Another reason for History Club members to be involved is to help pay for their field trips. Some students are even traveling internationally through the club. “I’m going to Italy and Greece and I'm saving up money,” explained Ballagh. The club also raises money for other activities in the larger community. “I just went out yesterday and bought paint and things to paint rocks for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford,” explained Jones.

Students interested in being part of the History Club should see Lady Jones in Tech C Room 181.

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