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Penny war makes cents

The Builders Club at  Lockhart Junior High School waged war recently—a penny war to raise cash for the Caldwell County Sheriff Association’s Brown Santa Program. The program collects toys and money for children from less-fortunate families. With the money it raised, the Builders Club was able to purchase a Play Station and Guitar Hero, Sing Star Pop and other games for a local children’s home. The fundraiser capped off a fruitful holiday season for the club during which it also prepared a breakfast for their teachers and donated gift certificates to the students at local elementary schools.

The activity is typical of those launched by the club. During the past year club members:

  • Hosted an Easter party for the children attending the Cub House, a day-care facility for children of high school students. Club members formed committees and divided up the work, including sending invitations, decorating, games, snacks, hat decorating and an Easter egg hunt. Bad weather forced the Easter egg hunt indoors to the library, which turned out to be great because there were lots of hiding spaces—all of them low.

  • Attended weekly meetings its sponsoring Lockhart Kiwanis Club, where they gleefully reported on their activities and enjoyed free lunches.  

  •  Participated in a district-wide project let by Nancy Miller, governor of Kiwanis’ Texas-Oklahoma District. Miller requested that each Kiwanis club donate $100 to the Galveston Kiwanis Club to help replenish the books in the Galveston Library. Builders Club members joined the cause by donating many of their personal favorites.

Contact Information:
Lockhart Junior High School (B01792)
1015 City Line Road
Lockhart, Texas   78644-2572
Faculty/Kiwanis advisor: Laurie Terrell (


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