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BuffLo Dip owner donates to West Elementary Pennies for Patients campaign

April 13, 2012

West Elementary Librarian Rhonda Lambert accepts a check in the amount of $250 from Buff'Lo Dip owner Duane Boring. The donation was given to help the school with its Pennies for Patients Campaign. In all, the school raised more than $3,000 in the 2012 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.

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  1. Rhonda Lambert permalink
    April 13, 2012 1:17 pm

    Thanks again!!!

  2. Kathy Chipps permalink
    April 16, 2012 9:26 am

    Great to see that West Elementary continues it’s rich tradition of service and philanthropy by raising money to help find cures for cancer! I know this cause is near and dear to your hearts! Great job students, staff & community!

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