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Workin' at the Car Wash, Yeah

The El Cerrito High School junior class brought in $921 at their summer car wash, about 1-1/2 times the amount earned last year.

Prom — music, dancing, and most certainly a symbol of teenage life.

The word brings back memories for some, and is a dream of the future for the students at El Cerrito High School. The class of 2013 hopes to make every part of its dream a reality.

Unfortunately, a fairytale prom does not come cheaply, and fundraising has been a part of school life since the beginning of freshman year. Money is raised by selling class schwag and food at various school events, such as the spring carnival, and most successfully, by holding t car washes.

Last summer, a class car wash raised around $600, and because of the huge success, it was a no-brainer for the class to organize another car wash this summer.

The class held this summer’s car wash 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. last Saturday, July 30. The event was hosted by at 10377 San Pablo Ave., one block from the bottom of Moeser. In addition to providing food and drinks to the class volunteers, Big O Tires made a gracious donation.

Customers were charged $5 for compact vehicles and $7 for vans and trucks. Additional donations were graciously accepted.

“I’d like to thank Big O Tires so much," said junior class President Stephanie Libscomb. "We couldn’t have done it without their help."

Throughout the day, class volunteers could be seen passing out fliers at the various nearby strip malls and holding neon green signs along the median of San Pablo Avenue.

The class raised a grand total of $921, a significant increase over the previous years’ earnings.

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