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Students give change for pets in need
04.15 Pet food drive
Front row: Fisher Read, Casey Kippert, Taylor Ross, Bethany Dyals and Evan Neal; back row: Angie Butler, FEB branch manager; Hank Heller, Blandford Elementary counselor; Karen Durkin, Principal; Kayman Read and assistant principal Lori Moore - photo by Photo submitted
Each Friday in February, students from Blandford Elementary brought in their spare change for a campaign called “Pennies for Puppies, Dimes for Dogs and Coins for Cats.”
Hank Heller, counselor at Blandford coordinated the efforts. The money collected was given to the Effingham Animal Shelter. With the help of First Effingham Bank, coins were counted and the total amount collected was $637.57.