Fundraiser planned to support whale-watch trip

WARRENSBURG - Local sixth graders take an annual trip to the Massachusetts seacoast for an educational whale-watching cruise, and Friday they will be holding a fundraiser to bankroll the venture.

A benefit spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in Warrensburg to raise money for the trip to Gloucester, Mass.

The event will include a Chinese auction, in which participants make bids on donated goods and services. All are welcome to attend.

The sixth grade teachers at Warrensburg Elementary School stress that the memorable trip has for 11 years enriched students lives, and provided plenty of related educational opportunities in the classroom before and after the trip, teachers Dave Beck, Christine Baker and Esther McTague said.

The trip includes a lengthy visit to the world-renowned Hammond Castle Museum, which houses rare Medieval, Roman and Rennaissance artifacts, they said.

Not only does the annual trip boost students' environmental awareness, they said, but it has substantial long-term impacts in other fields of children's education, including science and world history, they said.

All are invited to help support the trip while enjoying the socializing at the spaghetti dinner, they said.

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