On September 22 and 23, the New Haven cheerleaders sold cotton candy at the Ballon Glow and Balloon Race to fundraise for new items for this year’s cheerleading season. With the money they raise, the cheerleaders will be buying new jackets, shoes, socks, bows, and will pay for any repairs they need to their uniforms.
The cheerleaders were asked about how they felt when they were selling cotton candy.
Elsie McNabb, junior, answered with, “It felt good when I sold cotton candy. I felt like people really enjoyed it.”
Bernabe Ribera, sophomore, said, “It was fun because I was with my team. It was slightly tiring since we were out in the sun and heat.”
Lexi Oetterer, junior, said, “I thought it was a fun experience to be able to work together as a team.”
Megan Boehmer, junior, said, “I felt really good. It felt good to give back to the community.”
While working the stand, many of the cheerleaders had different jobs that they worked. Some would bag the cotton candy, hang the bags, or work with the money. They would switch it up so they could work different stations.
Everyone had their favorite moments while working those two days. Lexi was questioned what her favorite moment was, and she replied with, “My favorite part was being able to work together as a team, and being able to joke around and have fun while working.”
Bernabe answered by saying, “My favorite moment was being able to walk around selling cotton candy because I was able to express my advertising side while selling cotton candy.”
Megan said, “Being with the team and just having fun and selling cotton candy!”
All the cheerleaders were asked if they wanted to add anything and Elsie said, “Being part of a team is a great feeling.”
Bernabe added, “I’m excited for being the first male cheerleader for New Haven High School. Especially since they have never had one before and I’m the first one in history for the school.”