Seventeen students from the West Suburban Summer School participated in the fourth annual Wooden Spoon Restaurant Project June 21 at Rock Elm Tavern as part of Intermediate District 287’s Gifted Education Services. This one-week class teaches the basics of running a small business and provides a hands-on opportunity to manage a restaurant. The program also serves as a fundraiser and raised $1,115 for Interfaith Outreach. Students also learned public speaking skills as they presented the check to LaDonna Hoy, executive director for Interfaith Outreach. Pictured are Samantha Heitke, Wooden Spoon instructor, with students Arjun Taneja and Arushi Devgun of Wayzata Central Middle School.