The Richmond Register

August 31, 2013

MCHS choral students selling mums to raise money for trip

Deadline to order is Wednesday

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — Spring break may be many months away, but Madison Central High School chorus students are already working hard to raise money for a trip to New York City.

The chorus has been invited to perform at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, according to chorus teacher Lisa Jury.

“It’s just the most beautiful, beautiful cathedral,” Jury said. “It has amazing acoustics.”

The first fundraiser for the trip is already underway – the students are selling chrysanthemums.

The mums, supplied by Bi-water Farm and Greenhouse in Georgetown, come in two sizes, 9 inches and 14 inches.

All come in white, yellow, bronze or red. The large size also has lavender available.

The smaller mums are $9 each, and the large ones are $30.

Jury said the large mums, which are between 30 to 36 inches around, come in a decorative containers.

People interested in purchasing the fundraising mums may contact Jury through her Facebook page or call and leave a message at the school, 625-6109, Extension 5497.

Orders also can be placed by emailing It is important to note your name, address, how many mums you wish to purchase and colors.

Accepted payments are checks made out to MCHS or cash. Students can pick up payments, or the payments can be dropped off at the school.

The deadline to order is Wednesday.

The mums will be delivered mid- to late-September when they’re at the height of color, Jury said. Students will deliver the flowers to the purchasers.

In addition to their big performance at the cathedral, the choral students will be doing several other activities during their six-day visit to the Big Apple.

They will attend three Broadway musicals, take a bus tour of Manhatten that will visit Chinatown, Greenwich Village and Central Park, and visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts.

Jury hopes that about 80 students will be able to participate, but it will depend on fundraising efforts.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.