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February 4, 2009

Students refurbish utility trailer to raise money for SkillsUSA


TrailerHoping to raise money for to attend future SkillsUSA competitions, first-year students in Cowley College’s welding program in Mulvane, recently refurbished a utility trailer that will go to one lucky winner in a “chance” drawing at the end of the semester.

The trailer is 6-foot-by-6-foot and has a loading ramp as well as a small toolbox. The most unique part of the trailer is the inlaid Cowley College Tiger logo in the center of the trailer.

Chances to win the trailer can be purchased for $20 from Mendy Pfannenstiel, whose office is located in the Career and Technical Education Department on the Arkansas City campus. Pfannenstiel can also be reached at 620-441-5279.

Ricky Squires, welding instructor at the Mulvane campus, was happy with the work his students did on the trailer.

“They did a very nice job and had a lot of fun doing it,” Squires said. “The trailer was made completely from scratch. The only thing that was manufactured were the wheels, tires, hitch and lights, everything else was made at the school.”