Dinner to benefit Conant High student battling leukemia

  • Samantha Dubois COURTESY PHOTO

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Conant High School Destination Imagination team is hoping to amp up the cheesiness this Friday to benefit a Rindge high school student recovering from leukemia. 

The Cheesy Valentine’s Day Dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School cafeteria. The cheesiness of the event will be highlighted by the entree of choice — macaroni and cheese — and a number of ’80s love songs which will be played throughout the evening. 

“Everyone does spaghetti dinners for fundraisers and they wanted to do something different,” said Marcea Gustafson, the Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s Destination Imagination coordinator. “This is their big fundraiser for their DI project.”

All funds raised from the event will go to the family of Samantha Dubois, a Conant High School student who was diagnosed with leukemia over the summer. 

Tickets are $5 per person and $8 per couple at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at a price of $3 per person and $5 per couple by contacting Diana Plank at 532-8131 or d.plank@sau47.org.

Children five and under will get free admission. Beverages and dessert will also be provided. 

Gustafson said the high school group — with includes Dubois as an honorary member — is competing in the Project Outreach challenge.

The challenge tasks the students with identifying, designing, planning, and carrying out a project that addresses a community need.

As a part of the Destination Imagination challenge, the group will also have to create a live presentation that integrates information about the project, which must include an impact prop and a character that changes appearance.

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.