Clayton McGraw, Chairman of the Veterans' Memorial Committee,
accepts change collected by students at Como-Pickton school, from
members of the Como-Pickton Kindergarten class.
"Every Penny Counts....."
Como-Pickton ISD Collects Change
For Veterans' Memorial Fund
by: Bobby McDonald
A day of celebration was hosted on Friday morning at Como-Pickton School, when change was collected from each of the classes to see which class had donated the most money to the Veterans' Memorial Fund. Cans had been painted and distributed to each class at the school by the FCCLA, at the first of November in celebration of Veteran's Day activities. Students brought change to place in the cans and the money was collected Friday. Students at Como-Pickton had collected a total of 385 pounds of change to present to Mr. Clayton McGraw, Chairman of the Veterans' Memorial Committee. When the change was counted at the bank, a total of $753.10 had been raised by the students at CPCISD.
"We wanted to do something to bring attention to the service that our veterans have made to keeping our freedoms and to do our part to help in construction of the Veterans' Memorial," advised Lydia Walden, Assistant Superintendent at CPCISD and also a member of the Veterans' Memorial Committee. "We decided to let the students and staff collect change and present it to the Committee to be used in the Adopt a Vet Program, to help put names on the wall of those who do not have a sponsor."
Students in Mrs. Christie Phillip's Consumer Science Class Class decorated and distributed the cans
to each of the classes at Como-Pickton School.
McGraw advised the students that there are many, many Hopkins County Veterans who do not have family still living here and need someone to sponsor their name on the wall. "We have families that have 'died out' and have veterans with no living relatives with connections to Hopkins County," related McGraw. "So, it is imperative that we continue to raise funds to have them represented on the wall, for their sacrifices that are made!"
The Kindergarten class, of Mrs. Angela Grimes collected 35 pounds of change to be declared the winner of the drive and will receive a party for their efforts.
Thank You, CPCISD
For Your Help in Raising Funds!!!