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Knoxville Students Raises Money for Knoxville Library with Change Drive

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 4:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Swadner

The Knoxville Library Change Drive came to a close on March 2nd, with the winning grades at each Knoxville School earning their rewards.

The change drive was a partnered endeavor between the Knoxville Library and Knoxville Community School District that involved students bringing in spare change to be donated to the Library’s expansion and renovation project. The third graders at Northstar Elementary enjoyed cookies and ice cream, West Elementary School’s second graders enjoyed a trip to the Knoxville Rec Center, and Mrs. Shayne’s advisory group at Knoxville Middle School and Mrs. McBride’s Advisory group at Knoxville High School each won a pizza party for today.

Connie Davids with the Knoxville Library tells KNIA/KRLS News the connection they were trying to establish with the students and the new library involves students in the elementary growing up with the new library and feeling connected to it, as they helped raise funds for it from a young age. The full totals for each age group is listed below.

Northstar Elementary Total $564.10
cookies and ice cream winners- 3rd grade $239.23
ice cream bars for a very close second place-5th grade $ 238.44
ice cream provided by Elementary PTO and cookies by HyVee

High School Total $355.33
top advisory-Mrs. McBride $87.75
5 pizzas provided by Pizza Hut, cookies and carrots by Fareway

Middle School Total $343.37
top advisory- Mrs. Swayne
5 pizzas by Pizza Hut, cookies and carrots by Fareway

West Elementary Total $272.04
top grade-2nd $174.03
Knoxville Recreation Center opened free swim and gym for afternoon field trip

Grand Total for the Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project: $1,534.84