Dog bone sale a huge success!

Jackson, Jack and Jimmy with the donation check.

In early January, Mrs. Thomas' and Mrs. Davis' third-grade classes were hard at work selling homemade "Bark-B-Q" dog bones. Parents volunteered their time to help make dog bones. Making the bones was a messy job. To make the bones, we mixed eggs, water, brown sugar, flour, honey and barbeque sauce together with our own hands. It was a messy job.

Then we rolled the dough out and used a dog bone shaped cutter to cut them. Finally, we baked them in the oven. We put two bones in a bag and sold them for $1.25. Most of the sales were pre-orders so we got to go to the different classes and deliver them.  

The only thing missing this year were the green Weston Woofs T-shirts to wear during baking, delivering and selling days. We decided that instead of buying shirts with some of the profit, that we would rather donate all our proceeds to the animal sanctuary.

Our company, Weston Woofs Inc., baked over a thousand bones! The sale was a huge success. We sold more than 400 bags. Some of the sales even came from online when we posted our email address,, in a previous article. Other sales came from the different schools and board office in Bay Village. But most of our sales came right from Westerly students and staff.  

In the end, we had $580 to donate to the Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary. The shelter is very happy! If you want to donate or adopt a dog, you can go to It really felt good to help the animals and to raise money for a good cause.

Bark-B-Q Bones

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 egg
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix honey, oil, egg, water and barbeque sauce. Add to dry ingredients. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thick, cut with cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 1 1/2 to 2 dozen bones (depends on size of cookie cutter).

Jackson Duffy, Jimmy Hanselman and Jack Mediate, third-graders at Westerly School

Third Graders at Westerly.

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