Special to the Bulletin

The search for temple treasures in Brownwood isn’t difficult - not if the seekers look at the Brownwood Intermediate School library. And ultimately, a treasure of a different type will benefit the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.

Christine Moore’s sixth grade Solid Gold Stars reading class recently spent two weeks creating and building temples and sarcophaguses for their first six weeks project.

“They surpassed my expectations,” Moore said. “I have never had such an amazing variety of materials used or seen such detail and care.”

Students used Legos, sugar cubes, salt, mini-wheat cereal, cardboard and other materials to build their projects.

“They used what they had at home,” Dr. Reece Blincoe, Brownwood school superintendent, said as he viewed the projects. “They’ve shown such creativity.”

After spending several weeks planning and researching their projects, the students turned in their efforts and then took their “treasured homework” to the next level.

“Our students have decided to give back to our community,” school principal Connie Easterwood said. “They voted to donate all money raised from a silent auction that will be held in the next couple of weeks, to the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center.”

“I feel honored that they would donate to our center,” Cheryl Campbell, manager of the animal center, said. “It is wonderful that they selected us and care enough about animals to help them.”

For information about the auction, contact the intermediate school office.