by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: REGIS LABORIE - Knowing Oak Creek Elementary needed to raise funds for special enrichment programs at the school, third-grader Lucas Laborie spent a weekend painting house numbers on the curbs in front of 20 of his neighbors' houses. His efforts raised $150 to support the programs. Oak Creek Elementary third-grader Lucas Laborie took it upon himself to raise money for the school on a recent weekend by painting house numbers on the curb in front of his neighbors’ houses.

According to Principal Karen Lochman he raised $150.

“He knew our school wanted to raise funds for special assemblies and resident artists and scientists,” she said.

Laborie charged $5 to paint the numbers on the curb and received a few tips from generous customers.

“Under my watch, he first rang the bells of many houses and delivered his pitch until he got 20 houses to agree to his service,” said Regis Laborie, Lucas’ father. “He then went around first with a bucket of water and a brush, then with masking tape and white paint, then with stencils and black paint and then knocked on the door to collect his fee. He worked all weekend and even skipped lunch on Sunday so he could finish. With the exception of a few who asked, he did not mention that he was raising money for Oak Creek.”

Needless to say, his father and principal are proud of him.

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