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Students donate to Humane Shelter

Friday, January 18, 2013

On Friday, the Staunton Elementary School Student Council donated $188 to the Clay County Humane Shelter. On hand for the donation included (front, from left) Simon Lackey, Landon Carr, Emme Smith, Maddie Gearld, Maggie Lackey, Caitlyn Graves, Maison Summers, (back) Clay County Humane Shelter representative Kathy McGinty and dog Bowquin, Korbin Allen, Yahaira Martinez, Makenzie Barger, Noah Minor and Tyler Timberman. [Order this photo]
Each month, the Staunton Elementary School Student Council attempts to find a way to give back to the community

For January, the council elected to collect money for the Clay County Humane Shelter.

On Friday, the council showed how their efforts paid off as it donated $188 to the shelter.

Student council advisors Marci Nussel and Denise Brush told The Brazil Times the council called the fundraiser, "Give a Dog a Bone."

Students were asked to donate $1 to the cause.

Students who donated money then received a dog bone nametag, which was placed on a bulletin board.

Brush added students from Northview High School helped create the bulletin board.

On Friday when collecting the donation, Humane Shelter representative Kathy McGinty brought Bowquin to visit with the students.

McGinty said Bowquin, an Akita mix breed, had been hit by a semi-truck on Interstate-70 recently. She said an Indiana State Trooper found Bowquin and immediately contacted the shelter.

Bowquin, McGinty said, has been recuperating after suffering a broken leg and ankle after the accident.

McGinty added donations the shelter receives helps pay for veterinary bills.

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