first_img MAKING CHANGE: Banks students give back to Pike Animal Shelter Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Seniors shine: Alford and Hollis lead Eagles to a 65-50 area win over Central Hayneville The Goshen Eagles knocked off Central Hayneville 65-50 in a key area matchup on Tuesday night. The win for the… read more The Banks School “change” project provided needed supplies to the Pike Animal Shelter and also brought awareness of the plight of homeless animals to the students.“Some of our students already participate in the Reading Pals program at the Pike Animal Shelter,” Gay said. “This service project was a way to introduce more of our students to the Pike Animal Shelter and the important role in plays in our community.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Published 4:00 am Thursday, February 1, 2018 You Might Like Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Thomas’ class was the winner in a service project initiated by the Banks School Student Government Association.“The SGA wanted to do a service project and the members chose the Pike Animal Shelter for the project,” said Latoya Gay, SGA sponsor. “To raise funds for the animal shelter, each class was encouraged to donate their loose change to the service project. The class that donated the most money would have the opportunity to visit the Pike Animal Shelter in Troy and present the donation to the director, Jacqueline Meeks.The project raised more than $1,000 and Thomas’ class topped all others with $251. “My students were so excited about doing something for the animals,” Thomas said. “Every day they were bringing in money.”With that many dollars to spend, the SGA members were able to check off a large number of items from the Pike Animal Shelter’s needs list.“We bought about 40 bags of dog and cat food, animal toys, kitty litter and cleaning supplies,” Gay said. “The money that was donated to the Pike Animal Shelter project was put to good use. The children really enjoyed visiting the animal shelter. Many of them were there for the first time and they were surprised that there were so many dogs and cats at the shelter.”Meeks stressed to the SGA members and the kindergarten students that all animals in the shelter are homeless.“The students were sad that those animals didn’t have homes,” Thomas said. “They went in the kitty room and held the kittens and read to them. Some of them wanted to adopt kittens and take them home but I told them that would be something for their parents to decide.” Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Benjamin Franklin said a penny saved is a penny earned.And when those pennies are saved with a purpose, they can make a difference in the world, big and small.On Wednesday, the kindergarten students in Sabrina Thomas’ class a Banks Primary School got a soft and cuddly look at the difference pennies can make. Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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