By Maybel J. Aberin
The Independence Visual Arts Departments are holding a Pie and Cookie Dough Fundraiser to raise funding for their classes. The deadline to turn in the order forms was Wednesday, September 12th, while the pick up date for the product is Tuesday, October 4th.
There are a variety of products for sale, such as cookie dough and cheesecakes, which also come in different flavors. All products, regardless of flavor, cost $20. The cookie dough has 36 servings, and the cheesecakes are pre-baked.
“[I recommend] The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie,” Celeste Echo, a junior in the Philharmonic Orchestra says, “It’s the best out of the other products.”
The IHS Choir is aiming to raise money for their department overall, though the school guitar course isn’t participating in the fundraiser. The Philharmonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble are aiming to fundraise for their spring trip, which has an undecided location; Members of the Marching Band are raising money to pay for their fair-share donation to join the band.
”I’m fundraising for the Marching Band so that I can like, pay for it,” believes Arshleen Kaur, a sophomore clarinet player, whose in the marching band, ”I gave my form to my mom so that she would like, persuade other people to buy it.”
Meanwhile, the drama and tech department are aiming to raise money mainly for future productions. They aim to cover the school’s finances and possibly join IndepenDance, also known as IDance, on their spring trip.
“I believe that we need the money so that it would be easier for us to go on the trips that we deserve,” Jasmine Afalla, a sophomore and first year member of Idance, “For the trip, we’re planning to go to Disneyland”
The Pie and Cookie Dough fundraiser has been an annual event for the entire department, along with other fundraisers such as Snapraise and World’s Finest Chocolate Boxes. However, not all of the students agree that it is an effective fundraiser.
“I would rather do a type of display of various theatre performances and have a small admission fee to fundraise when it comes to the drama department,” says Alyssa Torres, senior at IHS and an active member of the school drama department, “I find that way very creative and cost effective.”
Nonetheless, students throughout the department now wait for the day their goods arrive to distribute to their buyers. While some sold several, others sold only a few.
“Personally, I like the fundraiser” recalls Echo, “It’s smart, it’s clever.”