SHAS work-a-thon “cleans up”

Sacred Heart Area School held their third annual work-athon Oct. 19. Students raked leaves, picked up sticks and pine needles in the Staples city parks. Students asked community members for pledges toward their work to raise money for their school, raising over $8,500 to meet and surpass their $8,000 goal. The work-a-thon replaced the marathon where students in the past rode bikes or walked to collect pledges for the SHAS. “This work-a-thon teaches students both good citizenship and discipleship,” said Principal Jim Opelia. “Great work, boys and girls.”

Second grade students, parents and teachers raked and cleaned at Northern Pacific Park. Middle: Eli Greenwaldt and Sam Zimmermann haul a load of pine needles at Pine Grove Park.Fifth graders in RoAnn Trout’s class cleaned Staples Veterans Park.

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