Region 8 students holding fundraiser to build statue

Region 8 students holding fundraiser to build statue

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students from one Region 8 school are asking for the public's help.

The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School is working to raise funds for an outdoor garden and statue for the front of their school.

To that end they're selling tumblers for $19.

Drama teacher Melissa Burris said they want parents and visitors to understand what's happening in their school.

"I hope that parents can take a minute with the statue that we get, representing children and the arts," Burris said. "I'm hoping they can get a feeling of what's inside the doors outside."

You can a choose a tumbler with the logo of your favorite NBA team or baseball team along with Razorbacks, Red Wolves and other local teams.

They're hoping to raise $15,000 to $20,000.

Any money raised beyond their goal will be used to purchase new soccer goals and a volleyball court for the students.

You have until Tuesday, Sept. 22, to purchase a tumbler.

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