PES students support Make-A-Wish telethon
The Piggott Elementary fourth, fifth and sixth grade students recently took part in the Make-A-Wish telethon staged by KAIT-8 and the Triple FM group at Jonesboro.
The students from the three classes brought in donations to the cause on Thursday, Feb. 14, and, as a result, a $550 pledge was made.
Last Wednesday Piggott mayor Gerald Morris, along with Piggott schools superintendent Ed Winberry, honored the students at a special gathering at the PES cafeteria.
Mayor Morris told the students how proud he was of their effort, quoting the scripture that reminds us that it is more of a blessing to give than receive.
Winberry also congratulated the students on their effort, and applauded them for their generosity. He said there have been a number of fundraising efforts this year, and that the Piggott students have really made a great showing.
Also taking part in Wednesday's ceremony was instructional assistant Beverly Scott, who spearheaded the local effort for the telethon.