Sunday 26, Feb 2017

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11-Year-Old Hosting Pool Party Fundraiser For Youth Shelter 'The Door'

11-year-old Abigail Conklin from Chinook Charter School will be hosting a pool party this weekend for the Fairbanks youth advocate shelter, 'The Door'.

Conklin had the idea to host the pool party after thinking of a service project idea for school.
She says she wants to be part of the community by helping out The Door.

Conklin applied for a 500-dollar 'Youth Service America and Disney grant' she saw on TV to help out with her project.
The grant money was able to cover the pool rental, with money left for flyers.

The pool party will take place at the Wescott Pool in North Pole on Saturday, February 18th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets can be found at Enchanted Forest Toys for ten dollars each.
People who bring a donated gift for The Door will be entered into a door prize drawing.

Conklin says she feels a sense of accomplishment now that her service project is a reality.