- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Each year, students at Mary B. Neal Elementary School read books to raise money for the March of Dimes.
Students were challenged by Principal Carol Leveillee to raise $1,000 for the charity, which focuses on premature babies and helping them.
The students raised $1068.52 by getting sponsors to donate to the charity based on the number of pages they read.
Leveillee took the challenge further and said students could wear a hat on Nov. 20, the day before Thanksgiving break, and teachers could wear jeans and a hat for a $1 donation to March of Dimes.
Together, the students and staff raised an additional $650.
Kyrie Belfield, a second-grader in Melissa Bridegumís class, had the most contributions and received a trophy and gift card from Game Stop for raising the most money.
All of the students who participated have their name on a tiny footprint on the library display case.
The window display at the school was part of the fundraiser.