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CHAIR OF THE BOARD

A GOODWILL GESTURE - Serenity Waldschmidt (center) donates all of her earnings from a recent lemonade stand to Sowers Elementary to assist in the cost of a new merry-go-around on the playground. Also pictured from left to right are Randall Koehler, Todd Harris, Leslie Cargill, Rohn Peterson, Brad Sauder, Todd Meinhold, Miles Monge and Zack Sauder.

ROANOKE - With the current merry-go-round at Sowers Elementary not in the greatest of condition, Serenity Waldschmidt took it upon herself to lend a helping hand.

The fourth-grader decided to hold a lemonade stand this past fall and made over $41, which she donated at the District 60 school board meeting on Dec. 20. Serenity gave her earnings to Superintendent Rohn Peterson, who also doubles as the principal of Sowers.

“She cares about her school,” Peterson said. “This also shows how important it is for us to budget money for the playground.”

According to Peterson, it would cost about $6,000 to replace the merry-go-round, but administrators might also choose to get a different piece of equipment. He and the school board lauded Serenity for her unselfishness and thoughtfulness.

See article on Jan. 3 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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