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Preschool Event Raises $12,000

San Andreas, CA — With 300 pounds of shrimp in hand, parents at My Own School in San Andreas were able to raise nearly $12,000 last Saturday at the school´s third annual Shrimp Feed.

My Own School is a parent co-op preschool.

Parent Kate Leiga said the dinner brought out 240 supporters who left only 10 pounds of shrimp at the end of the day.

Also held were a raffle and auction where a handful of desserts went for $2,500.

Normally all of the money is put back into the school´s budget. But this year some will be set aside for a building fund, which will pay for a new school office. Creating the new office will free up space for a reading center in the classroom.