Young people are pitching in for their older counterparts with Cents for Seniors.
Columbine Elementary School student council has been selling popcorn to raise money to help local seniors pay high utility bills.
With the help of parent volunteers, student council members pop and bag the popcorn and sell it to students after school. Collection jars are also placed throughout the school in the community.
Student council faculty sponsor Julie Cutting said the students have been working hard on their collection effort.
“Cents for Seniors was their idea,” she said. “They have really been earning a lot of money with their popcorn sales. Last week they sold 81 bags at 50 cents a bag.”
The collection period ends May 4. Cutting and the student council members will present a check for the proceeds to the Teller Senior Coalition for its utility assistance program.