Newburgh Elementary sets school fundraising record during walk-a-thon

Published: Oct. 6, 2017 at 9:32 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 at 5:32 PM CDT
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NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) - An elementary school set a school fundraising record on Friday.

Newburgh Elementary held its annual walk-a-thon. Over the past two weeks, students have been collecting donations from family and friends.

Last year the walk-a-thon raised more than $16,000. This year the school raised more than $25,000.

Organizers say it's a fun way for kids to be active while helping out their school.

"Newburgh does a lot of things throughout the year, which is healthy-lifestyle activities," Nicole Taylor, event organizer, explained. "We do all healthy snacks in our school. We have a Wildcat mile on the riverfront in May and so it really incorporates being a healthy school doing the walk and getting the kids outside being healthy and active is one more thing we do here."

This is the third year for the walk-a-thon and the money raised will go back into the school and classrooms.

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