Love the Animals Month at Ashby Lee Elementary School
21 March 2017 News
February was “Love the Animals” month at Ashby Lee Elementary School. The school sponsored fundraisers for the Humane Society of Shenandoah County and Vicki Lutz Dog Rescue.
Titled “Pay It by the Pound,” a fundraiser was set up to donate supplies. Classes and individuals competed against each other by keeping a record of the pounds of food or other items that were donated.
Students and staff donated over 2,500 pounds of supplies and raised over $800.
Ethan Showman was the top individual fundraiser. Siblings Emma and Eli Wimer tied for second place.
At the end of the month, on February 24, ALE received a special visit from Ms.Vicki Lutz and her certified therapy dogs, Reese, Tahoe, and Gator. By all reports, no one wanted them to leave. The three dogs go to school every day with Ms. Lutz, who is a physical education teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School.