4/13/2018 10:33:00 PM KidWind Students In Bath County Raising Funds For Trip To Chicago
WARM SPRINGS — Several fundraisers are in the works as Bath County’s KidWind students prepare for their trip to the American Wind Energy Association national convention in Chicago.
On Monday, April 23, a free-will spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Life Line Ministries gym, located at 136 Fairview Lane in Hot Springs.
The KidWind teams will demonstrate their turbines at 6 p.m.
Raffle tickets are also being sold for a Yeti cooler. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from team members, coaches or at school offices.
The drawing for the winning ticket will be held at the spaghetti dinner. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Raffle tickets for gasoline gift cards from Home Oil in Hot Springs are also being sold. The gift certificates will be for $50, $100 and $150.
Tickets are $1 each or 10 tickets for $5.
Again, the raffle tickets can be purchased from team members, coaches or at the school office.
The drawing will be held April 30.
Donations are also being accepted for the May trip to Chicago. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send a check to Bath County High School, 464 Charger Lane, Hot Springs, Va. 24445.
Please note on the check that it is for KidWind.
The KidWind challenge is a wind turbine design competition between teams from different schools.
The Valley Elementary Wind Turbinators won first place in the middle school division at the KidWind Challenge, held March 5 at the Science Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke. Also in that competition, Bath County High School’s Redwood Express took second place and Wind Raiders captured third place in the high school Advanced Wind Challenge division.
With those efforts, all three teams earned a berth to the national competition in Chicago.
At the national competition, teams compete against other teams from all over the country that have won their state competitions, meaning Bath County students will be facing off against the best teams in the country.
Bath County High School has been participating in KidWind since 2015. They advanced to the 2016 national competition in New Orleans.
Valley Elementary School students have been participating in KidWind since 2017.