On a normal day Dr. Luke Lansberry is the principal at Cambria Elementary School. But Thursday night he and about 60 other district employees worked at nine different restaurants in Ebensburg. They called it Supper for Science.
Lansberry and a group of teachers got behind the counter at the McDonalds to raise money for their science program that got cut out of the state budget. The teachers are trained in the ASSET science program. It is a hands-on teaching program that teaches kids science through experiments. But the program requires a set of equipment and the state budget cuts made meant the Central Cambria School District couldn't afford enough equipment for all the kids. If the teachers can raise 15 thousand dollars, they'll keep the program going for another year.
Fifteen percent of all sales at the restaurant went to the science program. And McDonalds supervisor Jeanne Roman set out tip jars and raffle tickets to raise even more money.
If Supper for Science is successful Central Cambria will hold another fundraising night.