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Townsend students make pennies count!

April 09, 2018

The annual UHS Delaware Valley Hospital fundraiser, Pennies from Heaven, in its 21st year, was held at the Townsend Elementary School, in Walton during the month of February. Students brought pennies they had been saving all year, in envelopes, baggies and boxes and even large plastic milk jugs and containers! This community project is always a lot of fun and a friendly competition between classrooms as they compete for the lunch party that goes to the classroom that collects the most pounds of pennies. This year, Mrs. Ammon’s second grade class won; bringing in 91 lbs of pennies!

Mrs. Gates’ PM UPK class, Mrs. Condon’s, Mrs. Core’s, Mrs. Dutcher’s’, Mrs. LeBarge’s, Mr Clerkin’s, Mr. Clark’s and Miss Cole’s classes will also receive ice cream treats for bringing in the most pennies at their respective grade level.  Altogether, the school collected 741 pounds of pennies which added up to $1,416.05. The staff of Wayne Bank graciously counts the pennies and the Walton Country Store donates the lunch for the winning class.

Over the 21 years the students have collected 21,241 pounds of pennies for a total of $ 35,880 in donations!

All donations are used to upgrade either the facilities or equipment.  UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is currently installing a new and upgraded CT scanner.

UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s Southern Tier.

Townsend students with teacher in a classroom

Mrs. Ammon's class l to r: back row: Corbin Walley, Isabella Grossman, Miley Dunbar, Levi McDonald, Chloe Edwards middle row: Lucas Beardslee, Natalie Dean, Liam Kane, Carsen Gardepe, Gabriel Bidwell front row: Esther Salvia, Aimee Furgeson, John Taranin, Hazelee Zenner, Kaitlyn Houck, Reaghan VanTyle