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Fairland students raise funds for Hospice

ROME TOWNSHIP — Students at Fairland East Elementary have been learning about currency and benefiting a good cause.

Over the course of three days, the children at the school, which serves kindergarten through second grade, began bringing in change.

“A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated our 100th day of school,” guidance counselor Jennifer Graham said. “To build up to it, we asked each student to bring in 100 cents, through any combination of coins.”

Each class raised a total, with the second grade class of Tina Sowards coming up with the most.

On Tuesday, the students turned over the money raised to Hospice of Huntington, whose CEO, Melanie Hall dropped by the school, to collect the school’s total.

“We just presented her with a check for $563.80,” Graham said.