BARTONVILLE, Ill. (WMBD) — Limestone Community High School held the closing ceremony for its annual Easterseals fundraiser Tuesday.
For the last three weeks, the students raised a record-breaking $85,320 to help Easterseals families in Central Illinois.
This is up from the $76,000 they raised in 2022.
They raised money through volleyball tournaments, student versus staff sporting events, dodgeball games, auctions, and food fairs. That money goes to support Easterseals Families with Disabilities in Central Illinois.
At Tuesday’s assembly, the students got to play tug of war and throw a pie at their classmates depending on what teams raised the most money.
Student Body President Morgan Stephens said she’s proud of her classmates for breaking the record.
“Today was so bittersweet because this has been such a huge part of my high school career so knowing that I don’t get to be a part of this ever again is so sad but it’s also so great we got to go out with a bang and raise the most money we ever have,” said Stephens.
This is the 47th year that Limestone has raised money for the families for Easterseals.