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Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary Raises $3,500 for St. Jude's


October 10, 2019

Melody Mentzer

Students in two homerooms at Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School enjoyed throwing water balloons at Principal Matthew Hall (center) on Friday morning, Oct. 4. The school raised more than $3,516 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Vanessa Shaw's fourth-grade class and Dale Hartman's kindergarten class were the two homerooms who raised the most money for St. Jude's.

Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary kicked off its second annual coin drive for St. Jude's on Friday, Sept. 6, with a toboggan "hat day." The students wore knit hats to show their support for children who have experienced hair loss resulting from treatment for cancer or other devastating illnesses.

The entire student body attended an informative assembly with Kendra Myers, from Chili's Restaurant in Altoona, who explained how this national chain hosts an annual fundraising effort in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment...

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