Gambino’s sponsors a snack stand for the art department


Photo by Averie Stull

Sophomore Kira Forrest paints a pumpkin trinket dish in art class. The piece had been fired through the kiln the night before, along with the many other clay objects that will be sold at the stand.

Written by Averie Stull, editor in chief

Every year Fall Fest comes to Conway Springs for a weekend, bringing fall fun for everyone. One popular event during the weekend is the movie night Oct. 21 at the bandshell in City Park. This year for the first time, Gambino’s is sponsoring a snack stand during the movie. Gambino’s owner Stephanie Doffing said she wants to donate the money made that night to the High School Art Department.

“You normally don’t see fundraisers for the art department, and I feel art is important in being able to freely express yourself,” Doffing said.

The snack stand will be run that night by volunteers consisting of Gambino’s employees and art students. A group of students will be making desserts and snack foods to sell like brownies, cookies, cake pops, and more. During art class, some students are making bowls, cups, ornaments, and other clay art pieces to also sell at the stand. 

“I am making cupcakes and bowls for art,” junior Makayla Potts said. “I feel like it’s a good idea, and the art department needs more funding.”

Art teacher Haley Hendrickson said she wants to use the donated money to take her Art 2 and 3 classes on a field trip to the Wichita Art Museum. Hendrickson has been helping plan the snack stand and gathering student volunteers and clay art pieces to sell.

“I would like to thank Gambino’s Pizza for volunteering their time and energies into supporting the arts in Conway Springs. It has brought together the artists of the school and community. Students are eager to do civil service projects such as this, and seem to be very organized and collaborative. I’m impressed!” Hendrickson said.