Southeast Elementary students get the 'red carpet' treatment

LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - What’s more fun than an exclusive limo ride to the playground? 120 students from Southeast Lauderdale Elementary School got the red carpet treatment on Tuesday.

The lucky kids were all top sellers in the school's recent cookie dough fundraiser.

Brooke Neal who’s the Vice President of the Southeast Elementary PTO says the kids worked really hard and they raised a lot of money.

“Every fall we use Southeastern Fundraiser and we sell cookie dough, we sell tumblers, Christmas gift wrap, that type thing. This fall we were able to raise almost $15,000 and the students that met their goal of selling 18 items, they get to go on the limo ride and have a pizza party at planet playground,” says Neal.

Top seller Serenity Waters is a 4th grader at Southeast, who says it takes a lot of work. She sold 50 items.

“We go to Truckers Supply, Walmart, and my mom’s work, my step-dad’s work, and my granny’s work, and sometimes even my uncle Cody’s work,” says Waters.

“I’m excited! We get free pizza and there’s cool stuff in the limo!”

The money from the fundraiser goes towards school needs such as new computers, updates around campus, and playground repairs.