A cheering crowd of students greeted the arrival Thursday, April 24 of a $2,500 cheque for Drinkwater Elementary School from Bow-Mel Chrysler.
Bow-Mel owner Todd Blumel explained how it happened as the children filed into the school gym, not knowing what was in store for them.
"We did an Easter colouring program with local schools and the school with the highest level of participation would get the money," he said.
Drinkwater School had a 100 per cent participation rate, he said.
Cindy Eagles, Bow-Mel publicist, said it’s been fun.
"I notified the schools the Friday before spring break. Then, it was published in two weeks of the paper and then they had to have their entries in by April 11," she said.
There were 1,691 entries from 16 schools but Drinkwater’s 414 represented entries from each of that school’s students, which really impressed the Bow-Mel team.