The 2017 Penny Pal campaign was a huge success in Fayette County this year, raising close to $7,000, according to United Way of Fayette County President Debbie Bryant.
Belle Aire Intermediate, Cherry Hill Primary and Miami Trace elementary schools, along with Head Start, all participated in this year’s Penny Pals campaign. YUSA once again sponsored this year’s event by helping to pay for supplies and prize money to the first and second place classes in each district and first place at Head Start.
First place at Washington Court House City Schools went to Mrs. DeAtley’s third grade class and second place went to Ms. Anderson’s fifth grade class.
First place at Miami Trace Local Schools went to Mrs. Hagler’s first grade class and second place was Ms. Boedeker’s fourth grade class.
First place at Head Start was Ms. Edwards, Ms. Dewitt and Ms. Pyles’s room number seven in Jeffersonville.
The competition was close and the kids really took ownership of raising funds and why they were raising money. YUSA also donated a partial match to the campaign, bringing the total to just over $8,500.
Additionally, Bryant gave a huge shout-out to Merchants National Bank for helping United Way of Fayette County count the change. She also said a special “thank you” to all of the community who donated during the two-week event. Bryant said those who donated helped to make a difference in the lives of Fayette County residents.
The information in this article was provided by Debbie Bryant, United Way of Fayette County president.
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