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Raccoon Romp

See larger Alexis Buckner cools off during the Raccoon Romp walk-a-thon where students solicited pledges from family and friends to raise money for their school. Students exceeded their fundraising goal of $20,000.

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Alexis Buckner cools off during the Raccoon Romp walk-a-thon where students solicited pledges from family and friends to raise money for their school. Students exceeded their fundraising goal of $20,000.

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  • Owen Gibson celebrates his birthday during the Raccoon Romp with Heather Grady at Foothills Elementary School. The 16th annual walk-a-thon is the school’s only fundraiser for the year.
  • Andy Johnson gets ready for the walk-a-thon at Foothills Elementary School on Sept. 24. The event raised more than $30,000. According to Principal Amy Vagnier, the school will use those funds to purchase curriculum and supplemental classroom supplies.
  • Alexis Buckner cools off during the Raccoon Romp walk-a-thon where students solicited pledges from family and friends to raise money for their school. Students exceeded their fundraising goal of $20,000.
  • Breanna McClendon and LeAnna Von Norstran add a dance to their walking challenge at Foothills Elementary’s Raccoon Romp on Sept. 24. Each grade took turns walking the quarter-mile track.
  • Yasuko Nakashima walks with her daughter Rika and classmates Jordan Winegar and Julia Ten Eyck. Vagnier said parent volunteers and coordinators made the walk-a-thon possible.
  • Candy Morgan gets nabbed by school mascot at the Raccoon Romp fundraiser at Foothills Elementary. The event topped off “Spirit Week,” where students were able to attend school in costumes.
  • Students prepare to compete in the walk-a-thon with their school mascot during the Raccoon Romp. Winners who raised the most money through pledges were treated to a limo ride and lunch at Mr. Gatti’s.
  • Students at Foothills Elementary School take part in the Raccoon Romp. The entire student body of over 525 kids participated in the walk-a-thon. Students, along with parents, school staff and business partners, raised over $30,000.
  • Charlie Nolasco shows his sports injury with consoler and second-grade teacher Kelly Metcalf after walking in the Raccoon Romp.
  • Fifth-grade teacher Kyra Kauffman encourages her son Ryan, a second-grader at the school.
  • Andre Miller high fives his Foothills Elementary classmates during the Raccoon Romp walk-a-thon on Sept. 24.
  • Ethan Hettmansberger makes good use of his water bottle; which was provided by Foothills Elementary’s business sponsors.
  • Caroline Malone, Shealey Payne, Principal Amy Vagnier, Annie Marlette, Gracie Duggan, Alex Sonner, Matthew Franks, Dylan Walker and Seth Hair take a break during the Raccoon Romp. Students met their fundraising goal and by doing so, got to send their principal to a new office on the roof for the day, a week after the event.
  • Angel Hinzman gets hydrated during the walk-a-thon at her school. Water bottles and T-shirts were provided by business sponsors at no cost to students.
  • Jordan Jensen and Gavin Arceneaux hang out during the Raccoon Romp. The event is organized by the Family Teacher Organization and brings students, parents, staff and area businesses together to raise money for the school.
  • Parent volunteer Wendy Hughhett and Emily Stebbins participate in the walk-a-thon at Foothills Elementary school.

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