Iuka Grade School Fund Raiser Raises Over $11,000 for Pre-K Student Fighting CancerA fund raising effort by the Iuka Grade School has raised $11,332 to help a pre-kindergarten student with medical expenses as she fights a rare form of eye cancer.
Superintendent John Consolino says 500 people filled the gym last Thursday night for the boys basketball game against Raccoon grade school and help raise the money for the family of Katie Crouch. The school donated the entire gate receipt to the cause and the amount was matched by the Pirate Backers who run the concession stands for the game. In addition to the more than $8,800 raised by the school, there were cash donations including a large one from North American Lighting.
The Beta Club sold bracelets. Those who attended a fund raising cheerleading clinic from Iuka and surrounding schools the prior weekend performed at the game. There was also a 50-50 drawing and raffle that included 50 donated items. The Modern Woodman through agent Eli Lambert provided a $2,500 match. Crouch's family addressed those in the audience expressing their appreciation.
Consolino notes in addition to a large amount of support from the community, nearly all of the Iuka Grade School staff was also involved.
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