The community of Portage la Prairie continues to come together to help the Portage Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) get into their new building.

Over at Westpark School, Grade 5 students held a bake sale to raise funds for the animal shelter.

Grade 5 Teacher, Kyle Reimer, explains that each class at the school is urged to do a service project in the community to show God's love for the Portage community, and his class chose to help out PAWS.

"It was really encouraging to see the enthusiasm that the Grade 5 class had. With only having a small class this year, the students all really came out and with a lot of enthusiasm to support this organization."

Reimer illustrates that the class spent the month of January putting everything in place to get the bake sale going, which was eventually held in February.

"Our school community really came out to support the bake sale raising over $250 raised for PAWS."

The Teacher says a couple of dozen goodies were up for grabs, from cinnamon buns to cookies and rice krispies treats; the kids put their hearts into the baking.

Reimer notes that two PAWS volunteers, Judy Hughes and Elaine Verway, came down to the school and accepted the donation while speaking to the class about the organization and the building they plan to move into

"It was really icing on the cake for the students."