Holly Harshman Third Graders recently joined in the giving spirit. They began by doing a Pajama Drive. They got the great idea from Scholastic’s Reading Club “Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive” that is held every year. Students collected all sizes of pajamas for our local community. They collected over 50 pairs of pajamas for families in need. The pajamas were distributed at Dallas Avenue’s Christmas Hope Day on December 13th. As an extra bonus, the students got to wear their pajamas to school on the 12th for doing such a great job of giving.
Next, the Third Graders began a Coin Drive to help the Mena High School Spotlight Singers raise money to perform in Branson. Over $140 was raised. Each $20 raised bought a performance by the Spotlight Singers to perform. The Third Grade students sent the Spotlight Singers to the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Mena to share their Christmas Spirit. As a surprise to the Third Graders, the Spotlight Singers came over and sang to them, too.