Schools announce Harvey relief results

Local schools recently announced results from their efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Collecting donations from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, Emerson Elementary School in Seymour raised $1,286.05. That effort was led by Sherry Dart’s third-grade class. Principal Julie Kelly said several people from the community also stopped by the school to make donations.

Crothersville High School sold ice cream floats Sept. 1 during fourth period and raised nearly $300. The school plans to sell them again today. All money raised will go to the American Red Cross.

Crothersville also plans to do a 5K and a softball tournament later this month to raise even more money. The date, time and location for the events will be announced at a later date.

Also Sept. 1, Medora’s Reach for a Star after-school program sold lemonade, hot chocolate and cookies. Since rain forced the event inside, it only generated $11.38.

That money was used to purchase items for a diaper drive, including packs of baby and adult diapers and baby wipes, which will be sent to hurricane victims.