Iroquois students raise money for local ranch with Read-a-thon

Earlier this month, Iroquois students learned that reading on a Friday night can be fun — especially when it’s for a great cause!

On Friday, Jan. 5, Iroquois Middle School held its annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon. Students filled the auditorium with cots, air mattresses, beanbags and sleeping bags for a night of quiet reading with their friends.

After reading for 100 minutes, the students raised a total of $3,618 for the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. The ranch serves critically ill children, both in the summer camp program and winter adaptive ski weekends.

In addition to providing these great opportunities for children and their families, the camp has a proud history of serving the campers completely free of charge for well over a decade.

Since the Read-a-thon began at Iroquois, students have raised over $46,000 for the ranch!

Thank you to all of the students, parents, staff and community 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, Stewart’s Shops, Pepsi Beverages Company, Price Chopper, Hannaford, The Affinity Group, Barnes and Noble, The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, The Open Door Bookhouse and Starbucks.

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