VILONIA — Chocolate chip, peanut butter, butter sugar and strawberry shortcake all have one thing in common. They are all flavors of the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. And, that is one of the products that students at Vilonia Primary School are selling. Also, they are selling wrapping paper.
“It’s (Spunkmeyer cookie dough) the best out there,” Mr. Nick, the cookie guy, told VPS students Tuesday afternoon at the school’s first assembly of the year organized as a fundraising kick-off. Following the event, cookie dough and wrapping paper order forms went home with all Vilonia Primary students.
Mr. Nick also encouraged the students to get the packets home to their parents intact, be safe and sell, sell, sell. Selling more products, he said, means more money to the school and more prizes for students. Each time a student sells five they get a “cool prize,” he said, of a “toad” that can be put on a lanyard.
Selling five items, he told students, will entitle them to attend a BMX stunt show, performers on American’s Got Talent, that will be coming to the campus soon. Selling 25 items, he said, will garner a back stage pass for a student.
Using his best cartoon character voices, he taught the students selling techniques. Walk up to the door, he said, and knock. Tell the person answering the door “your name, your school and what you are selling.” A couple of students demonstrated their skills.
The cookie guy also told the students “don’t go door to door without your parents. It’s the state law—a parent has to be with you.”
He closed the program by telling the students to have their parents take the brochures to work. In conclusion, he also encouraged students to always do their best in all endeavors and “no one can call you a loser.”