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Mattresses for Sale! At CHS?!

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Darius Walters, Staff

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A high school selling mattresses!? What a sight!!  

One Saturday morning in November, the CHS music department held a mattress sale in the gymnasium, sponsored by the brand Beauty Rest.  

The fundraiser sold 42 mattresses and made $7250.29 to go toward funding the music department. What exactly the money is being used for is yet to be decided by the music staff. 

The gym was moderately busy and had a continuous flow of people throughout the sale. The steel band provided entertainment.  

Some students in the music department were also able to benefit from this event; those who persuaded someone to buy a mattress were rewarded a small cash prize for each mattress they were able to sell, and there was also a raffle for referrals. 

“I made a total of $75 when I made 3 referrals,” said junior Erin Horter. 

By handing out referral sheets around his neighborhood, senior Josh Ardnt made 4 referrals that put him in the raffle, and he won a TV from it. 

This year’s fundraiser was the first of its kind at CHS. 

“The idea for this fundraiser came from colleagues that have had it at their schools in the past,” music department chair Christopher Gnagey said. Their fundraisers went so well, he knew CHS could pull it off. 

“In theory, it sounded kind of dumb, but pretty soon this ‘dumb idea’ made us over $7,000,” explained Mr. Gnagey. 

Because the sale was so successful, this event will be occurring again next year.  

“Next year I would like to start advertising it more and begin explaining it earlier, otherwise it may seem a bit sketchy,” Mr. Gnagey said. 

Darius Walters, Staff

Hi, I'm Darius. I am a junior at CHS. I love music and media analytics.

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