Students from pre-k to the second grade helped raise money for their school during the 19th annual Wildcat Fun Run held Friday at Smithville Elementary School.
Dr. Bill Tanner, SES Principal, says much of the money raised this year will help fund putting down new mulch at the three playgrounds on the school campus.
Dr. Tanner says he wants to thank all those who supported Friday's Fun Run. "We've had parents and other people out here helping with the event and it's just been a beautiful day and a great Fun Run here at Smithville Elementary School."
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This event, sponsored by the PTO, is held each year in an effort to raise money for the school. Students are asked to accept pledges or donations prior to the day of the run. During the Fun Run, students walk or jog on a track behind the school with each lap being recorded for each student. After the event, the students then collect money from their pledges.