At annual read-a-thon, Iroquois students turn pages for a great cause

A lit-up sign with large letters that says hashtag "Read"

 

 

 

Students raise $5,200 for double H Ranch

To ring in the New Year, Iroquois held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon on Friday, January 6th. With 149 students attending, the night was full of comfort and quiet reading for a great cause. Students came prepared and filled the auditorium with cots, air mattresses, saucer chairs, beanbags, sleeping bags, etc. in the Iroquois cafeteria for a fun night.

After reading for 100 minutes, the students raised over $5,200 that will be donated to the Double H Ranch. The Double H Ranch, in Lake Luzerne, serves critically ill children both in the summer camp program and winter adaptive ski weekends. The camp, founded by Paul Newman and Charlie Wood, has a proud history of serving the campers completely free of charge for well over a decade so these donations will help serve these deserving children and their families. Since the Read-a-thon began at Iroquois, students have raised over $43,000 for the ranch!

We can’t thank our students, parents, staff and community enough for all of their help and support with this amazing cause! In particular we would like to thank our sponsors for the evening: Iroquois PTO, Stewarts, Pepsi Beverages Company, ShopRite, Hannaford, Panera, TCBY, The Book House, The Open Door Bookhouse and Starbucks.

-Mrs. Connors & Mrs. Bonczkowski