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Peach Plains students donate $500 to Reimagine Project

Krystle Wagner • Mar 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After a drum roll, students at Peach Plains Elementary School learned the outcome of their hard work on Thursday.

The school’s third-graders’ Market Day “businesses” raised almost $500 earlier this month. They had previously selected to donate their profits to the Reimagine Project.

With the donation, the classes will receive three fence pickets that read "Peach Plains 2017-18” at the new play space at Mulligan’s Hollow. The remainder of the funds are being donated to the overall project.

On Thursday, students presented project co-chairpersons Chris and Kristi Streng with the donations. The Strengs thanked the students for their efforts and contribution. Chris Streng told them their efforts align with a core value at izzy-plus, where he works, which is stewarding a legacy.

Kristi Streng, who also attended Market Day, told students it was clear their businesses were creative, and well-planned and marketed. She said it will take the entire community for the project to take shape, and the students were showing everyone that children make a difference.

Third-grader Ava Sowa said she was surprised by the amount they raised, and she's happy they are able to help.

Third-grader Frank Mulcahy said he's happy they are playing a role in making the Reimagine Project possible. He said that he will be able to visit the new play space and point out the contribution he and his classmates made.

"I can go back and see what I did to help the Reimagine Project," Mulcahy said.

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