2,800 dozen doughnuts sold for BMS Krispy Kreme fundraiser

November 11, 2018

SCOTTSBLUFF — The smell of Krispy Kreme filled the entryway at Bluffs Middle School Saturday morning as staff members and volunteers handed out boxes of glazed doughnuts to the community.

“Our BMS staff is awesome because they jump at the opportunity to help,” Bluffs Middle School math teacher Stacy Celli, who helped organize the event, said. “They are great about making this process run very smoothly.”

The truck arrived at the middle school around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Krispy Kreme, located in Omaha, delivers glazed doughnuts to several schools in Nebraska and nearby states, so workers began packaging the doughnuts on Friday afternoon.

Celli said, “The delivery driver told me Bluffs Middle School is by far the biggest school and biggest order, which is kinda cool.”

Third-grader Aubree Tisu helped hand out the boxes Saturday morning.

“It’s really not that hard,” she said. “It makes me hungry, though.”

From the community support and the students efforts, Celli said the annual school fundraiser continues to be successful.

“We honestly couldn’t do it without our kids and the community, so we truly appreciate the community’s support and love for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.”

Jacquie Hartman has had two children attend Bluffs Middle School. Although her son is an eighth-grader this year, she continues to support the fundraiser, which helps students go on field trips and purchase classroom materials.

“It’s kind of a way of paying it forward,” she said.

Hartman purchases several boxes because the doughnuts are tasty and also to support band teacher Michael Koch, who dedicates so much time to his students.

“They are good for the holidays to have something to serve for breakfast,” said Hartman. “You can also put them into a jumbo bag to freeze well.”

While the customers could pick up their orders Saturday morning, Celli said the doughnuts can still be picked up after school on Monday, preferably after 3:15 p.m. The doughnuts will remain in the freezer during the weekend.

From the middle school’s 12th annual Krispy Kreme fundraiser, the students sold almost 2,800 dozen glazed doughnuts, at $9 a dozen. The fundraiser brought in over $20,000.

The funds raised will go back to the students for field trips, academic and behavioral celebrations and other student incentives.

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