Southside Primary readies for Relay

Published 7:54pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

While rummaging through great finds at a yard sale residents will also have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious catfish sandwich — all while supporting the American Cancer Society.

Southside Primary School is set to hold their annual fundraiser for Relay for Life. This year, the school will host a yard sale and fish fry outside the school, located at 3104 Old Montgomery Highway.

Katie Freine, school counselor and Relay for Life team member, said the school has a long history of supporting the American Cancer Society in their effort to find a cure.

“For the past two years we’ve raised the most money of any school in Dallas County,” Freine said. “The school has raised more than $8,000.”

Freine said a large reason why the school’s support is so strong is because they lost a teacher to cancer in 2010.

“We have kindergarten through second grade students who attend Southside Primary School and these kids work so hard to help us raise money,” Freine said.

Last year Freine said the school held a yard sale and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs but this year, she said they decided to so something “extra special.”

“We thought people would respond well to a fish fry,” she said. “We just felt like maybe people would want to come out on a nice pretty Saturday and have a fresh catfish sandwich.”

Along with catfish sandwiches, the school will also sell hotdogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and potato chips.

Freine said yard sale items will include furniture, clothing, childrens’ toys and an array of household items. All will be priced reasonably, she said.

For a “small country school,” Freine said the students “really do raise a lot of money and have a lot of fun during Relay for Life.”


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