BuffLo Dip owner donates to West Elementary Pennies for Patients campaign
Over the past five weeks, West Elementary collected $3,106.25 during the Pennies for Patients Campaign.
Although the school missed its goal of $3,700 by just a few hundred dollars, the students were still excited about the amount they collected to help kids and their families fight childhood blood cancers, school librarian Rhonda Lambert said.
This year’s top collecting classroom is Michelle McManaway’s fourth-grade class. The class will receive a pizza party and participate in making Principal Rick Brooks into a human hotdog during the wrap-up assembly on May 10. Also during the assembly, school janitor Eddie Mullins will kiss a pig. Mullins helped raise $136 for the campaign by agreeing to kiss a pig.
Since starting the Pennies for Patients Campaign in 2003, West Elementary has collected more than $18,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.