They’ve purchased water fountains for water bottle filler stations, t-shirts, and this year, they’re working towards a marquee sign. Lusk Middle School Elementary School (LEMS) Lighthouse organization held a Mustard Seed dinner January 10 to help them raise the funds that will be needed for the sign. “The kids will research the cost” says Jessie Reed, a LEMS teacher. Last year, the club was able to reach Lighthouse status, a goal they had set out for themselves and were all too happy to achieve. This year, among the rest of their goals, the marquee sign plays a huge roll. Comprised of LEMS students and their teacher counterparts, both Jessie Reed and Britainy Bruegger; also a LEMS teacher, are new to Lighthouse this year. “Usually the Mustard Seed is around this time every year” states Reed, adding Bruegger, “They did a house fundraiser, Mustard Seed, the Bingo Night and concessions”. Of the Lighthouse organization, Sandra Johnson says, “We just work with the 7-Habits and try to better our school; that’s why we were formed”.
The Mustard Seed consisted of a baked potato bar and while the teachers helped behind the scenes in the kitchen, it was the Lighthouse students that were up front serving the dinner and pouring drinks. In addition, they decorated the place mats on the tables. Johnson added the Lighthouse group would like to “Thank everyone for coming out and donations” with a special thank you to Chad and Sarah Wiley and Thompson Seed whom donated the potatoes.