Students at Albert City-Truesdale School are on a mission - they want to donate $1,400 to the tornado-torn Parkersburg School to help purchase new playground equipment.
They are inching their way to the goal by taking part in the school-wide friendly competition each day and bringing in pennies (as well as other coins and dollars.) Their donation will be matched by a playground equipment company.
The AC-T students saw for themselves the devastation of the tornado that roared through the small community last year, by way of a video. The students know the children lost a lot and they want to bring back some of their joy; they know they have fun on their playground and how much they would miss it.
Competitions are held everyday. Some students cannot participate every day while some go way out each day. There are rewards for their contributions which haven't been revealed as of yet.
AC-T has participated in a service project such as this for the past several years; Children's Miracle Network has been the place they have helped for several years. Some of those "rewards" have been seeing their principal Barb Kady dye her hair pink, having the chance to throw whip-cream pies in the faces of teachers and last year, seeing the teachers on stage performing lip syncs.
The activity brings the students together as they are all aiming for a goal plus it teaches students to care about others.