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Bailly students show sweetness for their reading buddies

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on April 18, 2018 with No Comments

Second-graders at Bailly Elementary in Chesterton make chocolate-covered pretzel treats to raise funds to support United Way of Porter County’s Reading Buddies program.

On April 3, Chesterton’s Bailly Elementary School second-grade students made sweet treats to raise money to support United Way of Porter County’s Reading Buddies program.

The Bailly Elementary Sweet Treat Factory this year will make and sell roughly 3,000 chocolate-covered pretzels. The pretzels will be made by 93 second-graders.

The fundraiser provides hands-on learning about how a business runs from start to finish. Each child submits a job application, works a job, advertises and fills orders. This positive learning experience promotes teamwork, pride and commitment to helping others.

Proceeds from the experience support a local nonprofit. United Way Reading Buddies program was chosen this year to give back to something that to which Bailly students had a connection. All Bailly children receive a reading buddy when in second grade. While promoting the fundraiser at the school, many of the older students stated they still have their reading buddy at home.

United Way Reading Buddies are stuffed animals given to first- and second-grade students to help motivate them to read to improve literacy skills. Annually

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