January 21, 2016
Iroquois held its ninth annual Reading for the Ranch Read-a-thon Friday, Jan. 8. The night was full of comfort and quiet reading for the 152 students in attendance. Students came prepared, filling the cafeteria with cots, yogibo's, saucer chairs, beanbags and sleeping bags.
Students read for 100 minutes and raised over $5300 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 over 10 years.
The read-a-thon donations will help serve the deserving children at Double H Ranch and their families. Over the past 9 years, Iroquois has raised almost $40,000 for the ranch.
Lynn Connors, a reading teacher at Iroquois Middle School, was excited by the turnout, "we can't thank our students, parents, staff, PTO and community enough for all of their help and support with this amazing cause," Connors said. "We look forward to doing it again next year."