Pictured are PES students, Virgie and Mark Hunter, Mrs. Amburgey and representatives from Columbia Gas.
The 2017 Steven Hunter Walk-a-thon topped last year's event by raising over $7,200 for the Hope Fund. The money will go toward Steven's Power Packs which provide weekend food for many children in our district. Overall, the Power Pack program is in 17 public schools in Scioto, Adams and Pike. The amount raised by Portsmouth's Walk-a-thon alone will provide 2,445 Packs which equals 9,760 meals.
The first Walk-a-thon was held last year and included only the elementary students. This year the event was expanded to include the jr. high and high school student--who collected an additional $1000 for the cause.
The event is organized by Mrs. Kathy Amburgey, PES first grade teacher. Thanks to all who participated and donated to such a worthwhile program!