BY MELANIE WADE –
Several Mena Middle School Cheerleaders were recently chosen to participate in the annual Magic Kingdom Thanksgiving Parade held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida this November. The MMS squad attended a recent cheer camp where they were chosen for the honor. Dena Johnson, a parent of one of the girls said some of the girls wish to participate and are now beginning to raise funds to make the trip.
The 8th and 9th grade cheerleaders that hope to represent Mena in the parade are Kyleigh Johnson, Haley Hooper, Lexi Davis, and Marissa Ortiz.
Their first fundraiser will be held this Saturday, July 1, at the carwash in front of Mena Walmart. From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., you can have the girls wash your car for a donation. They will also host a bake sale on July 8 at Mena Walmart from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In addition to those fundraisers, they are also currently taking orders for cookie dough and Blue and Gold sausage. To place an order, contact Johnson at 479-216-2467.
Pictured are MMS Cheerleaders: Annika Thompson, Aryana Carter, Kyleigh Johnson, Marissa Ortiz, and Haley Hooper. Not pictured are: Lexi Davis and Katie Benefield.