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After raising money for Settlement, Carr students challenge local schools

When Linda Smith of the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement opened the organization’s utility bill a couple months back, she was stunned. The bill was over $2200. The historic Settlement operates on limited resources, bringing in money from fundraisers, donations, and admission fees. When Carr School students learned about the Settlement’s need, they decided to pitch in. Jeanine Pitts, who volunteers at Carr a few days a week, was talking with her granddaughter, Sarah, about it and they came up with a plan: The Carr Honor Society would ask students to donate a quarter a week. The plan took off and in just a matter of weeks, the students raised $400! They are shown above presenting the check to Willard Smith, founder of the Pioneer Settlement. Now Carr students are challenging the schools around the county to pitch in and raise funds for the Settlement that has helped educate local youngsters for years. Will your school take the challenge? How about your family or business? Let us know at The County Record by calling Kelli at 674-5041.

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