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Drewry Mason gives $1,445 to Grace
Drewry Mason Elementary School Principal Sherri Lewis makes her entrance at a school assembly dressed as a turkey. Lewis agreed to dress as a turkey if the school collected $500 or more in a fundraising drive for Grace Network. The school raised $1,445. See related story, Page 5-A. (Contributed photo)
Friday, December 6, 2013
Drewry Mason Elementary School students presented $1,445 they raised before Thanksgiving to the Grace Network on Nov. 26.
As part of the fundraiser, every classroom teacher had a “bald” turkey on his or her classroom door. The student council sold paper turkey feathers for $1 each that the students purchased and placed on their classroom turkeys.
The school goal was $500, but student council sponsor Jennifer Gunter said the students did better than that.
“To my delight and surprise, we surpassed that on the second day. Our four-day total was $1,445. All of the money was donated to the Grace Network,” she said.
The school held an assembly to present the funds to Donna Proctor, Grace Network executive director. As a celebration if students reached the goal, Drewry Mason Principal Sherri Lewis agreed to dress as a turkey. She did so during the assembly.
Pic. #1 (22.57.27) - The feathered turkey of Sarah McKinney’s classroom. Her kindergarten class purchased more feathers than any other class in the school.
Pic #2 (02.18.20) - Drewry Mason Principal Sherri Lewis makes her entrance at a school assembly dressed as a turkey. Lewis agreed to dress as a turkey if the school collected $500 or more in a fundraising drive for Grace Network. The school raised $1,445. Related story, Page 2-A. (Contributed photo)