West Side Middle School students with Peter Baker, President/CEO of Crystal Rock.


   Seventh graders at West Side Middle School in Waterbury have spearheaded a fundraiser called “The Water Project” that will run through the first week of February. Proceeds will be used to build a well in Africa that will provide clean and safe drinking water to African children and their families. With a goal of raising $6,000, students have already raised almost $2,000. Donations are offered by staff and students, as well as local organizations ($500 was donated by Crystal Rock). To promote the project, wrist bracelets and ‘water droplets’ are being distributed to those that contribute. The project is being worked on in Jane Lescoe’s reading and language arts class. A website was created for more information: