Alton School makes generous gift to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

2nd & 3rd grade students with teacher Cathy Fox.
2nd & 3rd grade students with teacher Cathy Fox.
Phoebe Sanborn (right) presents a $300 donation to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Naturalist, Gudrun Keszöcze,
at the Alton School.
Phoebe Sanborn (right) presents a $300 donation to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge Naturalist, Gudrun Keszöcze, at the Alton School.
Posted April 08, 2013, at 1:01 p.m.
Last modified April 08, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.

A proud group of 2nd and 3rd grade students, along with teacher Cathy Fox, presented a $300 dollar check to Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. The presentation was followed by the concerned question of a second grader: “Will the Refuge stay open now?”

This generous donation was the result of the energy and creativity of the students, teachers and volunteers from the Alton School, who raised the money by creating and selling crafts and recipe books. The crafts were made by the entire Alton School. The fair was held and setup by the 2nd,3rd, and 4th grade classes. Monies were collected by Laura Sanborn, Cathy Fox, and principal Nathan Dyer.

These funds will help to support Hirundo’s programs for the public. Even more important, however, is that this donation is a concrete demonstration of public support forand commitment to Hirundo’s efforts.

“We look forward to many years of working together with the community and to helping local youth develop a life-long connection to the natural world. They are our future”, says Stephanie Larouche, Chair of Hirundo’s Board of Trustees. Hirundo Wildlife Refuge would also like to express its thanks and admiration to Phoebe Sanborn, along with the children and families who participated in this impressive effort.

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