School’s ‘Hearts on Haiti’


January 27, 2010 - 12:00 AM

An upcoming Iola Middle School fund raiser will feature a friendly competition, charity for earthquake-devastated Haiti and dancing.
Lots of dancing.
The middle school’s spirit squad will sponsor a “Hearts For Haiti” dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13 in the IMS gymnasium.
Admission will be $5 a student, although some are certain to bring more than that, said Billie Collins, spirit squad sponsor. That’s because an anonymous donor has offered a refurbished home computer to the student who makes the largest donation.
Several merchants and local residents have donated other prizes that will be given away during drawings through the night. Tickets will be $1 apiece.
Iola Middle School has challenged Chanute’s Royster Middle School to a friendly competition to determine which school can raise more money for the Haitian relief effort. Royster also has a school dance planned in the coming days.
If Iola generates more money, Royster’s school administrators must wear IMS shirts for a day. If Iola loses, its staff must wear Royster garb.
The anonymous computer donor also has a refurbished machine for the Royster student who brings in the largest admission fee, Collins noted.
The dance coincides with a penny collection sponsored by the sixth-grade class. The pennies will be sent to the American Red Cross. The dance proceeds will go to the Haitian Relief Fund.
For more information, contact Collins at 365-4785.

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