Muenster School fundraiser helps food bank, raises money for lights

MUENSTER — A Muenster School fundraiser will make life brighter for both the less fortunate and the school itself.

Recipes In A Jar is a company that sells mason jars containing the dry ingredients to a meal. For each jar sold, the schools receives a portion of the proceeds, while the Humboldt Food Bank will receive a meal.

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There were 516 jars sold this year. The school raised roughly $1,900 from that.

“The jars are made by people with learning disabilities or vulnerable workers in Montreal, so it's kind of a neat program, how it serves the community here and there,” said Alex Hinz, the co-president of the Muenster School Representative Council.

Diana Blechinger with the Food Bank said she was thankful for the school’s and Recipes In A Jar’s efforts.

“Our food bank relies just on donations. We wouldn't exist without it, so we're very appreciative.”

As for the money the school raised, it’s going to be used for a new lighting system for drama productions. A demonstration unit was tested during the school’s Christmas concert on Dec. 19.

“Our old system is relatively archaic,” Hinz said. “It takes 45 minutes to an hour to set up and we don't actually know how to operate the whiteboard. It's kind of hit and miss, it's inconsistent. It's bright halogens. There's no other colors to it.”

The new system can fade, brighten and darken, it can be set to the frequency of the music and lighting for scenes can be prepared in advance.

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