Superheroes prepare for royal fundraiser
Reynoldsburg DECA students will don superhero duds to sponsor an all-you-can-eat "Super Royal Breakfast."
The Super Royal Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Reynoldsburg BELL (Business, Education, Leadership and Law) Academy, 6699 E. Livingston Ave.
The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
Kim Pennycuff, marketing instructor and DECA adviser, said pancakes will be made by Chris Cakes.
"All of our favorite superheroes and princesses will be there," she said. "Children can dress as their favorite princess or superhero and each child will receive an autograph book for signatures from his or her favorite characters."
Pennycuff said DECA students raised close to $1,000 at a Super Royal Breakfast two years ago.
"We donated a portion of the amount after taxes to Children's Hospital and used the rest to help DECA members defer costs to attend the state conference," she said.
Proceeds from this year's breakfast will again be used to donate to a charitable organization that benefits children and to help DECA students attend the international conference, Pennycuff said.
The International DECA Career Development Conference is scheduled for April 24-28, in Anaheim, Calif. DECA students need $1,200 each to attend the conference.
Reynoldsburg students competed in the District 8 Ohio DECA conference Jan. 30 at Easton Towne Center, coming away with several individual honors.
First-place awards went to seniors Li Qi Yuan, food marketing; and Pope Lake, business finance. Junior Nia Coleman won a first place in principals of marketing.
Seniors Connor Davis, Corbin Davis and Valerie Musinde won a second-place award as a team for a sports and entertainment marketing promotion plan.
Junior Kaylin Davison won fourth place in hotel and lodging and senior Teri Seabrook won fifth place in retail merchandising.
Pennycuff said events such as the Super Royal Breakfast are a fun way for DECA students not only to raise funds, but to stay connected with the larger community.
"The Super Royal Breakfast is a fun way to connect with the community by providing a family meal event," she said. "DECA members enjoy entertaining young princesses and superheroes and it educates them on planning for an event by working on the details of an authentic marketing strategy from start to finish.
"We walk away tired, but with happy memories," she said.