The students at the Clough Pike Elementary School raised more than $25,000 at their annual walk-a-thon May 16.
“We exceeded our goal,” said PTO walk event coordinator Michelle Delaney. “With the walk and the carnival, this is always the favorite day of the year for our students.”
For the last six years, the school has held the walk-a-thon fund-raiser to raise money for educational materials, such as books, visual aides, etc. This year, the money will be used to buy what are known as smart boards, electronic versions of those dry eraser marker boards, which average about $3,000 apiece.
Twenty-nine sponsors participated this year, all local businesses which pledged prizes for the students who participated; milestone awards were given out at the end of the day for those students who raised the most money.