Walk-a-Thon Raises Funds for Cedar Springs Elementary PTO

More than 2,000 students, staff and volunteer circled the track at Red Hawk Football Stadium to raise more than $24,000 for the Cedar Springs Elementary PTO. The recent walk-a-thon was the PTO’s fundraiser for the year, generating money for playground equipment, library books and other educational supplies.

The district’s four elementary schools participated: Cedar Trails, Beach, Cedar View and Red Hawk. Cedar View led the way with $9,264.63 raised, followed by Cedar Trails, $6,766.33; Beach, $5,300; and Red Hawk, $2,862.

Sponsorships from a dozen area companies paid for T-shirts for all the students, who proudly wore them in their laps around the track while students in the stands and the Cedar Springs Marching Band cheered them on.


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Charles Honey
Charles Honey is a freelance writer and former columnist for The Grand Rapids Press/ MLive.com. As a reporter for The Press from 1985 to 2009, his beats included Grand Rapids Public Schools, local colleges and education issues. Honey served as editor of The Press’ award-winning Religion section for 15 years. His freelance articles have appeared in Christianity Today magazine, Religion News Service and the Aquinas College alumni magazine. Read Charles's full bio.


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