Grade 3 kids try their hand at smile cookie decorating

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
September 13, 2017 - 12:25pm Updated: September 13, 2017 - 2:04pm

An annual tradition of the Smile Cookie campaign in Red Deer continued Wednesday morning.

A number of grade three students were invited to the Tim Hortons location at Bower Plaza to try their hand at decorating their very own cookie.

Proceeds raised through this week’s fundraiser go to support Reading College, a project of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

“Reading College is incredibly important. Each year we take 60+ students who are at-risk readers and we turn them into effective readers and we do it in 20 days,” explained Bill Stuebing, a Trustee with Red Deer Public Schools.

“It just goes to show if we can really focus on our students and can deal with them more individually, we can accomplish some really great things.”

All proceeds from the sale of the $1 smile cookies at Tim Hortons locations in Red Deer from Sept. 11 – 18 are going to the Reading College program.

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