Make-A-Wish festivities kick-off this week

Powell High School begins one of their biggest weeks of the year

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Senior Bronson Smith (front left) auctions the "Fatheads" of PHS teachers during the Wish Week assembly Wednesday, March 21.

 

Powell High School has officially kicked off its annual Make-A-Wish week.

Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization founded in the US with the mission of raising a substantial amount of money to grant a wish to a child with life-threatening medical conditions.

Every year, PHS works diligently to raise money for a child in the Big Horn Basin/Wyoming area.

This year, the school has entered a race to the most money with the local high school, CHS. The kick-off Monday ended with a dodge-ball tournament in Cody, with PHS team The Dream Team taking the ‘W’.

Tuesday’s dress up day is Twin Day, and Holiday Wednesday has added a $2 for a hat policy in hopes to raise even more money and beat out the rivals. This day will also have an assembly, with a minute-to-win it money grab, an auction of administrator parking spots and a teacher talent show.

Thursday is the big night at the school!.It’s Make-A-Wish day, with the purpose of showing off those blue and silver colors! There will also be a walking taco dinner, silent auction, and carnival. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. , and tickets are $5 apiece, or $20 for a family package. Tickets for the carnival will be sold at the dinner, for 50 cents apiece. Games include smash-a-car and a cake walk.

Friday will be Cancer color day, and Saturday will close the week long festivities with a neon dance at the Park County Fairgrounds. The dance will be combined with Cody students. There will be an admission fee.