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February 13, 2013

Delivering bouquets: OBA students helping raise money for local family

ENID, Okla. — Students of Oklahoma Bible Academy will be delivering more than 800 balloon bouquets all over Enid today, as part of an effort to raise funds for a local family.

The bright valentine’s balloons, candy-filled bottles, fudge, stuffed bears and house plants are only part of the fundraising efforts on the family’s behalf.

“We have done a week for nine years called ‘SPUD’ week, which means Students Performing Unselfish Deeds,” said MacKenzie Hoffsommer, chaplain of the student council. “We chose a family in need to support, and we host various activities and meals throughout the week. All of the proceeds go to the family.”

About 25 students have been busy preparing the bouquets this week, putting in several hours on Sunday and Wednesday.

“The father is battling cancer, with a wife and two children,” MacKenzie said. “They have very little income.”

McKayla Kuykendall, secretary of the student council, said several activities are planned during SPUD week, Feb. 25 to March 1.

“We’re doing a dodgeball tournament, volleyball tournament, basketball tournament, a Chick-fil-A day, a talent show, dinners and teacher auctions,” McKayla said.

Orders for balloon bouquets still can be placed today. Prices range from $5 for a candy-filled bottle without a balloon to $15 for fudge and a balloon. To order today, call or go to the school. The order form can be downloaded from the OBA website,

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