The eighth-grade Financial Literacy class at Hamburg CSD, taught by Mrs. Jennifer Wright, has organized a spaghetti supper at Marnie Simons on Sept. 26 to raise money for second grader Chevy Adams.
Chevy and his father Shane Adams were seriously injured in an ATV explosion on Sept. 9 when gasoline they were putting into the vehicle ignited.
They suffered second- and third-degree burns in the incident.
Mrs. Wright explained that part of the Financial Literacy class, required of all eight graders, is to develop and coordinate community service projects. The original idea behind the spaghetti supper was to raise money for victims of the recent hurricanes, but after the accident the class decided to change course to something more local and help Chevy instead.
The 14 class members planned, set up, and served the supper of spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, iced tea and water. Vicky Hansen, the school's  cook, directed the food preparation. Students and people from the school provided dessert.
There was a full house for the first hour and a half of the event, said Mrs. Wright, with more than 100 people in attendance. After paying for the food and drinks, the Financial Literacy class raised $845 for Chevy Adams' medical expenses.
Chevy and his parents were at the supper, and Chevy publicly thanked everybody for their generosity. The four-wheeler was brought out so people could see first hand the damage caused by the accident. “It was good for people to see how dangerous (ATV's) are,” said Wright, “because they don't realize it all the time.”