Sunday, September 19, 2010

Getting Paid At The Tire Round-Up

City of Laredo staff braved the stormy weather today to collect tires brought in by the community.  The event was sponsored by the city and United ISD; it was held at the Student Activity Complex parking lot.  The incentive was what made me take part in this:  $1 per each tire collected.

Parents and staff at Daiches Elementary decided to take part in this event to raise money for an end-of-the-year-trip.  What better way to kick off the school year than by going around collecting mosquito-ridden, scrappy tires, eh?  Parents were asked to bring in tires to be loaded up on trailers in the school parking lot (picture below).

I want to send out a big thank you to Mr. Leal (5th grade teacher) for taking the lead in this fundraising effort.  He, along with Ms. Arreazola, were very supportive of this idea.  They encouraged other parents to participate, made phones calls, got the needed equipment together and put in the elbow grease to make this a reality.

Other staff members that put in some time and effort were:  Ms. Cantu (4th grade), Mr. Soliz (4th grade), Ms. Ramos (nurse aide), Ms. Martinez (1st grade), and Mr. Jimmy Cerda (volunteer driver).  Thank you also to Principal Pulido for letting us coordinate this tire drive.

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