Teens raise money for Unite Way
Caitlin O’Meara (from left) Shawna Stoneburner, Kitara Chase, Evelyn Zettelmaier hold signs in downtown Hastings.
The Barry Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council raised $4,107 during its annual Roof Sit in Hastings and Middleville Saturday.
Students sat for three hours near the former Second Hand Corners store in Hastings and at the Sesquicentennial Pavilion in Middleville. Some students stood on street corners holding signs and banners seeking donations.
“It is not the most that has been raised before, but it is a pretty great amount,” said Jillian Foster, a program officer at the community foundation and YAC advisor.
Last year's Roof Sit raised about $2,300, Foster said.
Funds raised from this year's event will go toward the Barry County United Way.
“The students chose United Way [since it funds] youth programming and helps those emergent needs in the community,” Foster said.