PCES one ‘cool’ step closer

first_img Willie Wright, Pike County Elementary School principal, presented a $500 gift certificate to John Witherington of Troy. Witherington was the winner in a raffle to raise money for an air conditioning unit for the schoolÕs gym. Isabell Boyd, a member of the fundraising group, expressed appreciation to the community for its support. John Witherington was pulling the chains at a peewee football game, when a woman approached him asking him to make a donation on a chance to win a $500 Wal-Mart gift certificate.The raffle was being held in an effort to raise the funds necessary to air condition the gymnasium at Pike County Elementary School“Halftime was ending and we were going back on the field when the lady stopped me,” Witherington said. “I like to support efforts like that so I said, ‘sure.’ The tickets were five dollars and that’s what I had in my pocket. If I’d had $20 I would have bought four tickets.” Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits PCES one ‘cool’ step closer By Jaine Treadwell Isabell Boyd, a member of the fundraising team, said the team had some difficulty in reaching Witherington but, when they did, he was more than surprised.“I was just proud to make the donation because it is a worthy cause but it’s nice to win,” he said with a smile.Boyd said the need for air conditioning in the gym is great.“During the summer program, it was about 100 degree every day in the gym and that’s too hot for anybody to be able to do anything and enjoy it,” Boyd said. Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img You Might Like Four Troy teams bring home titles Members of the 13-Under tournament team dump water on head coach Ken LaBrant after the 2010 ARPA State Soccer Tournament… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Next UpWitherington went back to pulling chains and didn’t give the donation another thought.“Never in a hundred years did I expect to win,” he said, laughing.But, when the winning name was drawn, it was his. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Published 8:17 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Sponsored Content Willie Wright, school principal, agreed air conditioning is needed, especially since school opens in August.“When we have programs in the gym, it gets so hot at times that it’s difficult for parents and grandparents to come to see their children perform,” Wright said. “The cost of the air conditioning will be about $25,000 and the drawing for the Wal-Mart gift certificate brings us another step closer.”Boyd said many people have been involved in the fundraising efforts and cited Diane Smith and Geneva Rodgers as helping to spearhead the efforts.“We have had support from local churches, alumni, the Brundidge Rotary Club, Sen. Wendell Mitchell and Rep. Alan Boothe, Wal-Mart and in-kind services from the Printing Press, so it has been a community effort.Boyd said other fundraisers are in the planning stages, one of those is a play that was performed in Brundidge in 1964.“We hope to bring ‘The Slab Time Convention’ back to the stage,” Boyd said. “It’s a hilarious play and some of us who were in it in 1964 are still around so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”Donations toward the air conditioning of the gymnasium at Pike County Elementary School are greatly appreciated. Those wishing to make a donation may do so at the school office. Checks should be made to the Pike County Elementary School air conditioning fund. All donations are tax deductible. 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 read more

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