Unfortunately, the party is reserved only for those children selling a certain number of units of cookie dough and other fund raising items. On Wednesday, 110 students, or roughly half the school's enrollment, were the benefactors of the Big Bash Party, which included a large inflatable slide, bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course.
In previous years, Smith said they took about 20 of the top sellers by limousine to a pizza party, but the Big Bash Party allows more students to be rewarded for their efforts.
Two of the top sellers also got the opportunity to line their pockets with a little cash during the first session of the party as they were awarded a trip inside the "Cash Vault Money Machine" game. Both Aissa Kimaya and Kaydra Woods sold 40 or more items to qualify for the game, which netted them both $13 after a bonus of a few dollars from Fundraising Works personnel.
The fundraiser is one of the biggest events during the fall semester, and this year, WBE students sold $22,981 worth of cookie dough and other items during the two-week stretch.
This year, fourth-grader Kyle Rhoades was the top seller, with 86 items totaling $1,183. Kimaya sold 55 items for a total of $765 and Woods took third place with 43 items totaling $588.