HOLLAND — In November, St. Bede students boarded buses weighed down with pennies in preparation for the annual Penny Weigh, which took place Nov. 18. For the fifth year, St. Bede’s students raised funds to help needy families in the area
According to St. Bede’s principal, Margi Slomiany, “The kids have a lot of fun competing, and they get to start out the holiday season with a spirit of giving to those less fortunate.”
Each year, students compete by class to see who can collect the most pennies. Class by class, they take their pennies to the gym for the big weigh-in. The winning classroom receives an ice cream party — and bragging rights.
Last year, students at St. Bede’s were able to raise $1,000.00 to provide help to needy people in the area.
“I look forward to this event every year,” said Msgr. John Marine, pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish. “The coins that the children collect will help feed less fortunate people. It’s a marvelous example of the giving nature of St. Bede’s students. It makes me very proud. And they really enjoy it.”
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