8TH GRADE SCHOOL TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC

 
Raised: $1,280.00
Goal: $2,300.00
 
 
 

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Hello, my name is Casey Shulenbarger and I request your help with fundraising for my 8th grade trip to Washington DC and the East Coast in June 2013 through Educational Travel Services I... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jay Shulenbarger 14 months ago

Check out Casey's mid term grades! Lets help him excel even more next year with the opportunity to build his knowledge this summer on a trip that will broaden his knowledge about our country, historical people and events. Man this trip is so awesome I wish it was me going. Please help us share this page. If you have any items you'd like to donate for the yard sale we're having this spring please contact me. REMEMBER SHARE SHARE SHARE. http://www.gofundme.com/CaseyShulenbarger
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Updated posted by Jay Shulenbarger 14 months ago

Thank you everyone for all your donations. We were able to make a first payment! Our new balance is at $2300! Don't forget to get a hold of me with any items you'd like to donate for our yard sale this spring and let us know if your interested in helping out with a car wash!!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jay Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Registration complete and deposit paid!!

 
 
 

Created by Jay Shulenbarger on December 26, 2012

Hello, my name is Casey Shulenbarger and I request your help with fundraising for my 8th grade trip to Washington DC and the East Coast in June 2013 through Educational Travel Services Inc. This trip will give me a close look at our National history and heritage. This is not a school sponsored trip so my parents and I will be fully responsible for paying for it. I know this sounds like a lot but I need to raise $3100 to go. The money will pay for everything including: airfare, activities, meals, all admissions, lodging, security, escorts, guides and drivers.

The destinations on the trip are Washington DC, Williamsburg VA, Gettysburg PA, Lancaster PA, and New York NY. Visiting these cities will be a great opportunity for an outstanding educational experience.

Now I’d like to take some time to tell you what we’ll be doing on the trip.


1)    Some of the activities and places we will visit are, first in Washington DC, the Arlington National Cemetery where we will visit the Kennedy Grave sites, the Challenger Memorial and Tomb of the Unknowns.

2)    Then onto dinner and ghost tours of Old Town Alexandria. We will also visit the Lincoln, Jefferson, Iwo Jima and MLK Memorials.

3)    Day 2 we will be touring Mt. Vernon where we will learn about the life of George Washington as we explore the plantation home of the 1st US President.

4)    Then we will visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum to learn more about one of the most shocking events in human history.

5)    To finish off the 2nd day we will be touring the FDR, Korean and WWII Memorials.

6)     Day 3 starts out with a trip to the Spy Museum and Smithsonian Complex where we will see the Natural History, Air and Space and American History Museums.

7)    On the afternoon of Day 3 we will be taking a tour of our Nations Capitol where we will take a moment to see Congress in “action”. (“In Action“ as if that will happen)  At the Capitol we will also visit an office of a local Senator and Explore the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world.

8)    Next, one of my favorite history events to learn about, we will be investigating at the Ford Theatre how and why Pres. Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

9)    On day 4 we will visit Colonial Williamsburg to experience an entire town that has been recreated from the buildings to the workers and blacksmiths of an 18th century British colony.

10)    After visiting Williamsburg we will travel to Hershey PA where we will get a chance to blow off some steam at the Hershey Amusement Park where they have a world class array of roller coasters and water rides before we travel to Gettysburg PA.

11)    Day 5 we will be taking a tour of Gettysburg where we will visit the sight of one of the most hard fought battles in US history, take part in reenactments and see where so many people died  in the fight for freedom and equality.

12)    Next we will travel to Lancaster PA to tour the countryside, shop in some Amish townships and “enjoy” a home cooked Amish meal in an Amish home.

13)    At the end of the day we will travel to New York city.

14)    While in New York on day 6 we will visit the Statue of Liberty and take a tour of Ellis Island for a true immigration experience. We will also be visiting Ground Zero.

15)    Next we will visit Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and explore the city with a visit to Sacks 5th Avenue with a 5th Ave walking tour..

16)    On the evening of the 6th day we get to enjoy a Broadway play on Broadway. Visit Time Square to take a group photo as a keepsake and visit the Top of the Rock for incredible 360 views of NY from 70 stories up.

17)    Day 7 we will be taking a motor coach tour to explore NY neighborhoods including Central Park, Homes of the Rich and Famous, and the Lincoln Center.

18)    Next before we depart for home we will continue our tour to Soho, Greenich Village, Little Italy and if I can raise just a bit more money I can shop on Canal St. in Chinatown where I can negotiate for good bargains.

We will be holding fundraising events such as car washes and garage sales when the weather warms back up.

Thank you for taking your time to read about this trip that I am so excited to go on. Also, thank you for any donations you make to help my parents and I out with the costs. Once again thank you very much!!

 
 
 
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Thank you Kimberly!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 11 months ago

Thank you Kacie! That's 1000! Thanks to you Columbia River Insurance!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 13 months ago

I just checked the site since last night and it went up $75. So surprised! Thank you Ryan!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 14 months ago

530! Thanks Willy! This is amazing!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 14 months ago

Woah! 505! Thank you sondra! You really helped!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 14 months ago

Thank you Erin! Everyone we are having a sale in spring!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 14 months ago

Thanks for the help Michelle!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Thank you Renee! We are at 400 now!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Thank you so much Donis! Thanks everyone that has donated. This is really helping me out a lot by doing this. And just by taking the time out of your day and even reading this and help spread it around just amazes me.

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Thank you Patte and Ashlee! It's been since the 26th and we have already raised 310! Thank you all!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Thank you Belinda, Willy, and aunt Nicole! We almost have enough for the deposit!

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Thank you for donating mom, Araceli, and Chris and Cara, I am really exited about getting this opportunity to travel across the country and explore its history.

posted by Casey Shulenbarger 15 months ago

Well I am pinching pennies right now but can pledge $25 on Jan 1.....

posted by Patte Duchesneau 15 months ago

Alright! Let's get this party started!!!!

posted by Lanna Beierle 15 months ago

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Recent Donations (28)

$1,280 raised by 28 people in 15 months.

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Kittie E Bush

11 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$145.00

Yard Sale

11 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

Final figures are in and it looks like we did a lot better than originally thought. Thank you everyone who beat the heat to come see us and also to those who came out to help. Greatly appreciated!

 

$50.00

Kimberly Earl

11 months ago

 
 

Have fun Casey!

 

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Delbert and Debra Brown

12 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

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Grandma Vicki

13 months ago (Offline Donation)

 
 

$30.00

Columbia River Insurance

13 months ago

 
 

From Steve and Debbie Davis of Columbia River Insurance Services

 

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Kacie Bane

13 months ago

 
 

I like nice round numbers like $1000 - and this donation does it!! Hello, Mister President!! :)

 

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Angie and Mike Northcott

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Lorraine

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Grandma Vicki

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