FES Penny Wars help foster families


Fayetteville Elementary went to “war” for a good cause. With Penny Wars, the Tiger Cubs donated $2,000 to Bloom Our Youth.

Collection was organized by grade level, and all students, teachers, and staff participated. Points were earned by donating pennies and dollar bills, and grades could subtract points from their competition by putting silver coins in their jugs. The 4th grade won the war, and earned a big goody bag for their hard work.

The school picked Bloom, a local non-profit that supports foster families around the state, as the beneficiary.

“Our goal was for our students to focus on the importance of giving,” said school technology specialist Regina Yeargin. “As a Leader in Me School we want to promote compassion, sharing and generosity while participating in a little friendly competition.”