PES students support Make-A-Wish telethon

Thursday, February 28, 2008
A member of each of the three classes that raised money for the Make-A-Wish telethon posed with the local dignitaries during last week's recognition at PES. Pictured are, from left: Front--Caleb Toombs, Mindy Murray and Matthew Rickman. Back--Superintendent Ed Winberry, Mayor Gerald Morris and Beverly Scott. The fourth, fifth and sixth grades at Piggott Elementary raised $550 for the effort. (Times photo/Tim Blair)

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.

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