Students from St. Lawrence Schools fourth grade class are seen holding a variety of donated items from dog and cat food to blankets to be given to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter.
Students from St. Lawrence Schools fourth grade class are seen holding a variety of donated items from dog and cat food to blankets to be given to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter.

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4th graders reach out to dog shelter

Published 12:00am Sunday, December 22, 2013

There were bags and bags of dog treats, flea shampoo, 15-pound bags of chow and a hand-knitted blanket by Chloe Sheridan.

All the things man’s best friends could want or need. And all of it was going to the Lawrence County Animal Shelter, thanks to the fourth graders at St. Lawrence School.

It was their Pound Presents from Santa Paws and all the students in Melissa Iery’s class made a generous contribution to those at the dog pound. That’s because all are animal lovers.

Laiken Unger can’t imagine not having her 2-year-old Weimaraner,

Lugar, at home, so she was happy to help out those at the pound.

“It is great to do this and give them things they don’t have,” Laiken said.

Connor Waller has an 8-month-old Golden Retriever named Jackson and doesn’t like to think of dogs not having loving homes like his.

“It makes me sad,” he said.

The special fundraiser goes along with the school making its traditional Christmas donation to the City Mission. This was the first year for the St. Lawrence class to contribute to the pound, but Iery wants to make it an annual event.

“We love our animals,” Iery said.

  • TribuneSubscriber

    Oh… and I forgot to add to my comment…
    the ‘Little Lamb’ was a 6X6 inch Christmas Tree Ornament
    that I had and used every Christmas throughout my life..!!

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  • TribuneSubscriber

    I am so proud of St. Lawrence School..!!
    You all have done the school PROUD…!!!
    My Favorite memory was of 1st Grade with Sister Agnesine, 1960.
    For Christmas, we cut out a lamb, colored it and placed
    cotton on it for wool… my lamb had a red ribbon with a
    tiny bell on it… and blue eyes….

    My 2nd Favorite memory was for those wonderful six years,
    was our classes singing each Christmas Season at the ‘K of C’ on their front porch.
    The old ‘K of C’ house was where the bank is now at the
    corner of 5th Street and Park Avenue.
    Every year they had the ‘Live Animal’ Nativity in their
    front yard… (( Oh the WONDERFUL MEMORIES..!! ))

    God Bless you all… and MERRY CHRISTMAS…!!!

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