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(PHOTOS) Rozet, McDonald’s team up to raise funds to support school

Campbell County School District Rozet Elementary staff teamed up with McDonald's tonight for a fundraiser to support the school.

Rozet Elementary Principal Travis Heitmann is grateful for McDonald's support of the school. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Staff from Campbell County School District’s Rozet Elementary worked with McDonald’s tonight for a fundraiser to aid the school.

Rozet Elementary community members came out for the event in Gillette. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

Rozet’s principal, Travis Heitmann, said the school and the restaurant — located at 806 Camel Drive, Gillette — will determine in a couple of weeks what proceeds the school will receive, and a restaurant representative will come to the school and present a donation. The event is also a nice opportunity for the school community to come together outside of school.

“It’s really cool McDonald’s does this,” he said.

Teachers, including Cindy Bridges, middle, team up with McDonald’s staff for the Oct. 12 fundraiser. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

Heitmann said the fundraiser leaders plan to apply funding toward teachers’ purchases for classrooms and school projects. One of the top projects the school is considering is buying a costume for its mascot, as the children would really like to have one. Rozet Elementary’s mascot is a mustang horse.

“We’re really, really close and this should help us reach that goal,” he said.

From left: Rozet Elementary teachers Kaylei Blakeman, Julie Rankin, Katie Lambert attend the event as greeters. (Mary Stroka/County 17)

Teachers will also receive some money through their classroom accounts, which they use to order items for their students so they do not have to use their personal money, he said. For example, new teachers might like organizers or books that they want to do studies on. The school has also considered buying some art supplies to make sure children have everything that they need.

Rozet Elementary counselor Toni Harris, left, and kindergarten teacher Katie Lambert help take out trash at McDonald’s Oct. 12. (Julie Rankin)