Student Councils at Comanche Middle School (CMS) and Dodge City Middle School (DCMS) donated funds from their Valentine’s Day flower sale to the Friends of Wright Park Zoo (FWPZ), aiding theirs and the City of Dodge City’s Re-Do the Zoo Campaign.
Funds also went towards the Adopt-An-Animal program.
Each year the Student Councils at CMS and DCMS discuss ways to impact their community positively.
This year, both groups collaborated with FWPZ President Jill Ewy and Assistant City Manager Melissa McCoy via Zoom to discuss different ways students could get involved with the zoo.
“This project was a great way for the kids to be thoughtful towards each other along with doing something thoughtful for their community that truly came from their heart,” said Danna Pogue, DCMS Student Council sponsor. “The flowers weren’t anything elaborate, more so a nice gesture to remind someone how much they meant as a friend to them.
“Just like our donation to Friends of Wright Park Zoo, and how much our Zoo means to the kids of our community.”
The combined donation from both schools from the flower sales was $554.56.
“CMS and DCMS Student Councils would like to continue to work with the Friends of Wright Park Zoo during clean-up events and help promote and support for Wright Park Zoo and the Re-Do the Zoo Campaign,” said Grace Wright, CMS Student Council sponsor.
Ewy stated that the FWPZ is honored to have the help and support from students.
“The values that Grace Wright and Danna Pogue are instilling in their students are commendable,” said Ewy. “We are so proud of them and their student councils. It is an exciting time to work with them and get other area youth involved with our Re-Do the Zoo Campaign.”
The students plan to work with the FPZ again at the Spring Clean-Up/Earth Day event on April 17th.
“Working hard, raising money, and supporting Wright Park Zoo doesn’t just benefit Dodge City,” said Ewy. “It also impacts our neighboring communities.”
For more information on supporting Friends of the Wright Park Zoo and the Re-Do the Zoo Campaign, contact Jill Ewy at [email protected]