Pennies for Patients will start collecting money soon

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Student Government reps Honor Durham and Jacob Hartmere stacked Pennies for Patients boxes in March 2014.

COLONIAL LIBRARY — Pennies for Patients is coming. Students are excited to set a new goal and try to reach it.

Mrs. Kim Norman, librarian and student government advisor, has been running Pennies for Patients for years. She said she likes Pennies for Patients because it helps children and young adults.

Lucy Dolan, president of the Colonial student government, hopes to raise $6,000.

Mrs. Norman said, “A long time ago, when Mrs. Cavalli, some other teachers and I ran student government together, Mrs. Cavalli suggested we do Pennies for Patients as one of our school fundraisers.”

“We have been doing it since then,” she said.

Daniel Berkery, who was is in student government last year, said working on the project was hard in 2016, but he kept going. He said they sorted bills in one bag and sorted all the different coins in their own bags.