Pennies add up for fundraiser
WEBUTUCK â€” This yearâ€™s Pennies for Patients fundraiser paid off for Webutuck High School and Eugene Brooks Intermediate School participants, who used their common cents for a good cause.
The program has been run for the last two years by Webutuckâ€™s guidance counsellor, Kristen Chadwick, and raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Some $416.20 was raised this year, with Anna Duffyâ€™s Ag Science class, of only seven students, winning the top spot by contributing $100.41.
Fundraising kicked off with an assembly held by a representative from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, explaining the diseases and the organizationâ€™s work to the students.
â€œI think it definitely brings teachers and students together,â€ Chadwick said. â€œItâ€™s fun to do, and itâ€™s competitive, which is always a good motivator. Itâ€™s much more successful than just putting jars out in a classroom!â€
Chadwick hauled the hefty amount of change to Salisbury Bank & Trustâ€™s branch in Millerton, adding that the bank was a great help in sorting everything out and cutting a check to mail to the society.
Duffyâ€™s class wins its choice of a breakfast or pizza party.