Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School raised enough money to be ranked in the top three donors in the American Heart Association Central New York Region, an impressive feat for the small town school.
“We had two goals for the fundraiser,” said APW physical education teacher Dan Bryant. “If we raised $3,500, which is what we raised last year, I would wear a dog costume. If we raised $4,500, I would add a tutu to the costume. We ended up raising $6,155, so I had to do both!”
The students who raised the most money had the opportunity to hit Bryant in the face with a pie. Raising more than $400 each, first grader Jolene Dupont and kindergartener David Holst had the pie throwing honors.
Bryant said the amount raised ($6,155) is the most the school has ever raised for the Jump Rope for Heart event.