Jan. 21, 2017
At annual Read-a-thon, Iroquois students turn pages for a great cause
Students raise $5,200 for double H Ranch
To ring in the New Year, Iroquois held its annual Reading for the Ranch
Read-a-thon on Friday, January 6th. With 149 students attending, the night
was full of comfort and quiet reading for a great cause. Students came prepared
and filled the auditorium with cots, air mattresses, saucer chairs, beanbags,
sleeping bags, etc. in the Iroquois cafeteria for a fun night.
After reading for 100 minutes, the students raised over $5,200 that will be
donated to the Double H Ranch. The Double H Ranch, in Lake Luzerne, serves
critically ill children both in the summer camp program and winter adaptive ski
weekends. The camp, founded by Paul Newman and Charlie Wood, has a proud history
of serving the campers completely free of charge for well over a decade so these
donations will help serve these deserving children and their families. Since the
Read-a-thon began at Iroquois, students have raised over $43,000 for the ranch!
We can’t thank our students, parents, staff and community enough for all of
their help and support with this amazing cause! In particular we would like to
thank our sponsors for the evening: Iroquois PTO, Stewarts, Pepsi Beverages
Company, ShopRite, Hannaford, Panera, TCBY, The Book House, The Open Door
Bookhouse and Starbucks.
-Mrs. Connors & Mrs. Bonczkowski