North Hamilton County Elementary To Break Ground On Walking Track Started By Child's $3 Donation

Friday, November 8, 2019

Students and staff at North Hamilton County Elementary, Mayor Jim Coppinger, and Commissioner Randy Fairbanks will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new walking track at the school. 

 

The school was in competition with other local schools for a track earlier this year but just missed winning the new track.

 

Officials said, "The school was devastated to have come so close to winning the track. The staff and students talked about never giving up and working to make their dreams come true. The day after the announcement that the school did not win the competition, a child came into the office and donated $3 of his money to start fundraising toward the $25,000 needed to build the track. The next day he brought in $5 more. This child inspired the school to start a fundraising effort to make their walking track dreams come true."

 

Hamilton County School Coordinated Health supported the effort with a $10,000 donation. The community, children, parents, and staff worked to raise the remainder of the funds needed.

 

The track will be used by students and the community to promote healthy living and bring families to the school for recreation.

 

 


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