Fundraiser draws out students on teacher workday

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Juniors Meena Rezazad and Catherine Vallery converse at the Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center.

Juniors Meena Rezazad and Catherine Vallery converse at the Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center.

The Class of 2014 took advantage of the teacher workdays to host a fundraiser at Reston Town Center on Jan. 28.  The fundraiser involved ice skating at the outdoor Ice Skating Pavilion from 3-7 p.m. and included deals at local restaurants, such as Cosi and the Counter Burger.

The Counter Burger donated 20 percent of their profits that day to the Class of 2014. They will also grant 10 percent of their proceeds from the next month to the junior class.

Cosi offered free drinks to customers. The class council also sold Chipotle burritos next to the rink for a discounted price of $5 each after 5 p.m. to the first 35 people and reduced the price of skating by $4.

“A lot of people came for the ice skating,” junior and Class of 2014 president Christine Mayuga said.

As a spur of the moment idea, the organizers decided to sell hot chocolate as well.  The cold and wet weather quickly turned this decision into a moneymaker.

“The fundraiser went really well, not only because we made money, but also because people had fun,” Mayuga said.