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November 29, 2013

LaGrange school raises $1,250 for animal sanctuary

LAGRANGE — It took students and staff at Parkside Elementary School just six days to raise $1,250.06 for the Ark animal sanctuary in LaGrange. A brainstorming session created a challenge for students to bring in pennies and nickels each day. The total of the small change went toward the purchase of 27 tarps for the outdoor dog runs at the sanctuary.

The drive, dubbed, “Pandas for Pooches,” ended with two rescued dogs coming to the school for the final check presentation. Ruckus a 3-year-old labrador/great dane mix owned by Kathy Scantlan, demonstrated his ability to bow his head, wave, brush and floss his teeth, roll over, retrieve a toy and wave goodbye.

Parkside Principal Susan Mueller said the Pandas followed the money count daily by creating a graph to see which classroom was leading for the day. The Pandas from the beginning of the challenge were excited and the goal was to help show the students how important it is to give back to the community.

“It was a good challenge,” said Parkside Assistant Principal Bryan Iddings. “The children were involved from the beginning and it is always good to see them give back to a good cause.“

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