Maurepas High School is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its French Café charity event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Entrance fee is $1 per adult. Students get in free.
Parents of the fifth-graders, teachers and friends of the school donate food, drinks and snacks for students to sell. Funds from the French Café are used to buy Christmas presents for children of less fortunate families in the community.
In 2005, fifth-graders opened the first French Café (the Wolves Café) during Literacy Night. Sixteen student desks were set up as four tables for the customers and collected $177.85.
In 2014, the café was big enough to host its own night. Now, the entire school participates in the event and last year raised $2,584.39.
To donate to the French Café, call Fred Ledent at (225) 695-6111, or email Frederic.Ledent@lpsb.org.