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Students Sell Crafts and Coffee to Fund European Tour

on December 10, 2013 - 8:13am

Staff Report:

Los Alamos High School students taking an education tour of Europe this summer are having a Holiday Craft and Coffee Sale in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank from 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday. 

The 15 high school seniors touring Europe with local teacher, Lynn Ovaska, next summer have used their artistic talent over the past few weeks to make beautiful holidays crafts. Stop by LANB to purchase beautiful ornaments, candles, picture frames, treats, and earrings as well as tasty Fair Trade, organic coffee. 

As with past tours, the goal of Europe 2014 is to expand the world view of Los Alamos' young adults and help them develop skills for the global economy before they head off to college. Funds raised through the Craft and Coffee Sale will cover some of the tour costs for famous historical sites such as the Anne Frank's house, the Palace of Versailles, and Stonehenge.

The group has already sold nearly 300 bags of coffee and raised over $1,800 to help the group defer some of the costs. If you cannot make it to the Craft and Coffee Sale but would like to purchase coffee, contact Lynn Ovaska at lynnovaska@gmail.com . Coffee is $12 for a 10 oz. bag, whole bean or ground, in French Roast, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, and Decaf. 

Purchasing coffee is a perfect gift for the holidays, a great way to support local youth on educational travel, and an honest endorsement of international Fair Trade practices. Because the group cares about global issues, they decided to sell Fair Trade coffee to support hard-working farmers and their families throughout the world.  

To make a direct donation to the group, write a check to Europe 2014 Account #01-424637-01 and deposit it at Los Alamos National Bank.


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