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Longfellow Elementary Students, Teachers have Fun Raising Funds for United Way

Longfellow Elementary Students, Teachers have Fun Raising Funds for United Way

We’ve all heard the saying ‘here’s mud in your eye’,  but what about a pie in the face?

That’s exactly what some teachers got at Longfellow Elementary in Scottsbluff Thursday afternoon as students gathered for Halloween activities including the Great Pumpkin movie and a student parade in the Gym.

1st Grade Teacher Angie Shaw tells us it was nothing but good fun for a good cause, and explains how it worked. “There was a bucket in every classroom, and each teacher’s students donated pennies, dimes, quarters, any amount of change, got the student one ticket to put into a drawing for their classroom,” said Shaw. “Then, at the end of this three days, we counted the money at each grade level, and any student who contributed an amount from a penny onward, we draw a name and that student gets to toss a pie at their teacher’s smile.”

Overall, the students at Longfellow brought in $1,206, and the teachers contributed $1,010 for a total of just over $2,200 for the United Way, whose theme this year is “Change starts here”, and Longfellow has piggy-backed on that idea with a slogan “Change grows here.” was there, and caught some of the fun!


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