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Joanne FitzPatrick
Name Joanne FitzPatrick
Joined 488 days ago
Hobbies Running, Cross Country Skiing, Reading
Joanne FitzPatrick
Take a Penny, Leave a Penny
488 days ago

I am also a teacher at the Arbor Vitae Woodruff Elementary school and we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Million Penny Parade that happened at our school. We are on a mission to repeat this awesome community service of collecting a million pennies and donating the money. The funds we raise will help support the Dr. Kate Museum in our community as well as a scholarship fund for AV-W graduates and other community based learning at our school through the Arbor Vitae Woodruff Education Foundation.
Our elementary school students are working hard to get the word out and we have even made a few videos to share our mission.

In 1953 Dr. Kate was featured on The Ralph Edwards Show "This is Your Life" and pennies came from all over the country and world! Could you help us repeat this TV show connection? Could some of our students come be on the Ellen Show and tell the world about what to do with their pennies? It would be a blast, and our students and community would love it!

Now you know what to do with the pennies...send them our way..postage paid of course ;) or you could always hand deliver them!

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