A real fund ‘drive’

       Bijou students Natalie Vargas and Jordan Baruth wipe down a car they’d just washed in the Pikes Peak United Methodist Church parking lot Sept. 24. The school’s students offer an annual car wash to raise money for school activities. The church (which is just a block from the alternative high school at 2904 W. Kiowa St.) has assisted Bijou students since the school moved to the old Whittier site in fall 2009. Kenda Burns, a Bijou educational assistant, said that over a four-hour span student volunteers washed about 20 cars. Others were Kaylee Styron, Brittany Hastings, Kelsey Jarvis, Anthony Brister, Savannah Middlemiss and Angie Foletto.

Westside Pioneer photo