Stringtown Elementary Hosts Petting Zoo as Culmination of Fundraising Project



Friday, April 5

10:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Stringtown Elementary School, 4720 Stringtown Road

As the culmination to a weeks- long project, Stringtown Elementary School will turn into a petting zoo tomorrow during recess time. For the past several weeks, third grade students at Stringtown have been working on a project to raise money for Heifer International, an organization that provides gifts of livestock and training to families around the world, after reading the book “Beatrice’s Goat.” The book is about a family in Uganda who receives a goat through Heifer International and because of the proceeds the family earned, Beatrice was able to attend school and even travel to the United States to attend college. After reading the book, third graders wanted to do something themselves to help other families in the same way. Students decided to start their own fundraising campaign and have been working to raise money.