WARSAW — Harrison Elementary held a school carnival Friday, February 26. During the carnival, they had a silent auction of gift baskets and various other items. One of the items auctioned off was a Pizza Lunch with Ben Higgins. Ben Higgins and his fiancé Lauren Bushnell both came to Harrison School on Thursday, March 24, for the lunch.
The three Harrison students who won the special lunch were Alexa Rapsavage, Ryan Darlington, and Mylee Rose Jackson. These three girls brought seven of their friends to the lunch: Abby Coffing, Yareli Bautista, Annika Burner, Tessa Graney, Avery Landwerlen, Lauren Hall, and Addison Williams. Also present at the lunch were Lee Snider, Harrison principal, and Randy Polston, former Harrison principal. Ben Higgins was a former Harrison student.
The lunch consisted of Higgins giving each of the 10 Harrison girls a rose. Bushnell gave each girl a candy diamond ring and a Mud Love “hope” bracelet. After Higgens and Bushnell took many pictures with the students, they all enjoyed Pizza Hut pizza and Betty’s Cake Shop rose cookies. The students were able to ask them many questions during the lunch, and both told them about their experience being on the Bachelor. Finally, Higgins and Bushnell autographed several items for the Harrison students, such as 8-inch by 10-inch photos of them.
As a thank you to the couple, Harrison School gave them a giant size poster picture of the two of them, which was signed by each of the 10 Harrison girls who attended the lunch.