The Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children recently sold 12,456 Krispy Kreme doughnuts as a fund raiser for the school.
IVCEC Principal Coordinator John Caltagirone rented a 24-foot truck to pick up the order at the El Cajon Krispy Kreme. Doughnuts were taken directly off the assembly line, boxed and then placed directly into the truck.
The loading of doughnuts was completed in El Cajon about 1:30 a.m. and the truck was driven directly to The Plunge in El Centro for distribution beginning at 6 a.m. on Valentine's Day.
The parent teacher organization planned the doughnut sale to raise money for continuing work with the students.
"The doughnut sale was the brainchild of a few parents and it grew rapidly." said Kurt Leptich, teacher of the severely handicapped at the center and a coordinator for the fund raiser.