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Second-graders exceed charitable goal

The goal was $300 for the Parkinson’s Foundation, in part to honor St. John Paul II’s battle with the disease.
 
But the 17 second-graders at St. Francis School in Humphrey nearly tripled that goal, raising more than $876 after getting sponsors to pledge money for each word they spelled correctly in a recent Spell-A-Thon.
 
The children’s hard work is a good sign of great accomplishments ahead, second-grade teacher Stacie Baumgart said. 

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