About 280 of the 330 kindergarten through fourth grade students brought in pledges but nearly all the students participated the first annual Fund-Run at HT Burt Elementary. Deborah Rader, school principal says the fund-raiser netted more than $15,000, surpassing their goal. Students received pledges from sponsors for about a 1/10 of a mile lap around the school parking lot. Proceeds from the HT Burt Parent Teacher Association sponsored event will be used for field trips, school assemblies, and playground equipment. Jody Gorgas, PTA recording secretary and event organizer said the first time event was a real winner. ‘We got the idea from the Clarkston Schools and the students just loved it,? said Gorgas. It’s a good change from other types of fund-raisers.?
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