St. Joseph students' fundraiser today

Eighth-grade students at St. Joseph Catholic School, from left, Abigail Amann, Maria Garcia, Angel Yahuitl and Gisselle Martinez, draw and paint on recycled feed sacks as part of a school project to raise money to update the school’s library computer system. The sales of the sacks begins at 6 p.m. tonight at the church.

Eighth-grade students at St. Joseph Catholic School are learning about recycling, advertising and fundraising all at once for a school project.

That’s why they are selling feed sacks at 6 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. As Joshua Cheong puts it, it is a resackle project.

“He came up with the name because they are recycled sacks,” said Therese Amigo, Cheong’s mother. “He’s a member of 4-H at St. Joe’s. The 4-H wanted each kid to submit a project for the Muskogee Fair. When he placed first at the Muskogee Fair and seventh in the Tulsa Fair, it made me realize there is something to these bags.

“It’s three in one. First, the recycled bags help the planet earth, we can put print advertising for the school and we can sell the bags as a fundraiser for the school.”

The bags range in price from $7 to $10 per bag. Money from the sales will go to updating the library’s computer system at the school.

“This will be the second time we’ve tried selling the bags,” said Amigo, the project’s organizer. “We tried it about two weeks ago and we had a good response.” 

If you go

WHAT: Resackle, the sale of recycled feed sacks.

WHEN: 6 p.m. today.

WHERE: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 301 N. Virginia St.

INFO: (918) 683-1291.

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