HST’s Honor Society ran two car washes, Sept. 22 and 29 – earning a total of $1400. We are super grateful to God for this wonderful outcome because we had a few handicaps to overcome this year. Our first car wash was five hours, not eight, and our second car wash had a surprise visit from the Shell tanker truck that shut down the car wash for 40 min while the underground gas tanks were filled. On top of that, we had grey skies, sprinkles, and small donations that resulted in the lowest earning morning in HST’s history. Our students didn’t give up, however, and their continued enthusiasm resulted in a profitable afternoon that made up for the morning.
Part of the fun of HST car washes is the people our students get to meet and chat with. There was the grandmother who had 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, the University of MD college student studying public health (non-HST) who donated $30, several Spanish-speaking patrons who allowed our students to practice their Spanish, a painter from the Dominican Republic who will be going around the world with his family, a father interested in homeschooling who talked to our students for over a half hour to get their ideas and feedback, a woman who said she loved to see “kids working together to do something good with everyone pitching in,” a super-appreciative patron who went to Dairy Queen and brought back ice cream bars for the workers at the end of the day, and of course the most enjoyable of all – the HST parents, relatives, and alumni who come by to support our high school students. If you couldn’t make it by, you have plenty of other opportunities to help us raise the money for our 24th Season’s sets/props/costumes. Next up is our Silent Auction/Variety Show on Nov. 10th. We hope to see you there!