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Schools contribute to Strong Kids

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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All seven Clay Community School Corporation elementary schools recently donated monies to the 2011 YMCA of Clay County Strong Kids Campaign. On hand for the donation were (from left) Staunton Elementary representatives Denise Brush and Marci Nussel, Van Buren representative Kim Funk, YMCA CEO Deborah Plummer, Meridian representatives Lesa Miller and Jennifer Swaim, and Eastside representative Pam Fischer. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
The 2011 YMCA of Clay County Strong Kids Campaign got a boost Monday.

All seven Clay Community School Corporation elementary schools provided donations of money for the campaign at the Y, located at 225 E. Kruzan St., Brazil.

"We united together to work for the campaign," Eastside Elementary School teacher Pam Fischer said. "This is just our way of showing our support.

"Last year, the elementaries raised more than $2,000. This year, I look for it to be the same."

Each elementary school conducted projects in order to raise the money.

For example, Van Buren donated $1 per student while Forest Park's student council conducted Hat Days and Pajama Days.

Eastside Elementary had a sucker sale and Meridian's student council had various dress up days for donations.

Staunton's student council also raised money through various projects and Clay City's Lollipop Kids sold lollipops as well as setting up a concession stand during elementary basketball games.

In addition, Jackson Township Elementary School has scheduled a Hat Day where students would pay to wear hats to school as its fundraiser.

YMCA CEO Deborah Plummer said the 2011 Strong Kids Campaign was scheduled to conclude Monday.

However, due to the death of YMCA Board Member and Strong Kids Co-Chair Grant Watts, the campaign has been extended to March 7.



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