The Two-Bits for Tibbits penny drive is wrapping up. Congrats to the winning classrooms so far:
Max Larsen Elementary-Mrs Merkle's 5th grade class
Linoln Elementary-Mr Littley's Young 5's class
Lakeland Elementary-Mrs Dally's 5th grade class
Jefferson Elementary-Ms Corless' 3rd grade class
Pansophia Academy-Mrs Avery's 1st grade class
Here's the official press release from Tibbits:
Penny Delivery for “Two-Bits for Tibbits”
COLDWATER – Tibbits volunteers delivered thousands of pennies collected on the last day of the “Two-Bits for Tibbits” Penny Drive to Century Bank and Trust Monday March 5, 2012.
Friday marked the last day of the two-week fundraiser within the Coldwater Elementary classrooms at Jefferson, Lakeland, Lincoln, Max Larsen and Pansophia Academy. The fundraiser continues at Jennings Elementary in Quincy until March 7, 2012.
The “Two-Bits for Tibbits” volunteers collect change at each participating school and made deposits at Century Bank and Trust everyday. “We are very thankful to have Century Bank and Trust help us with the daunting task of counting all of the change collected,” Marisue Taylor, chairperson of the fundraiser, said. “The bank tellers are so kind and never grumble or complain when they see us coming!”
The volunteers helping with the project include Jeannie Asher, Janet Gleason, Diane Godfrey, Ron Grossheim, Karen Hargreave, Cindy Paul, Georgann Reppert, Janet Shorno and Taylor. To help make the delivery of Coldwater’s final day of penny collection to Century, Great Lakes Health and Fitness weight-lifters Erik Agar, Joe Barstow, Corey Parker, and David Tucker lent their muscles to carry the change to the bank as well.
The final amount raised during the “Two-Bits for Tibbits” fundraiser is not determined yet. For more information regarding the penny drive, restoration project, or volunteer opportunities contact Tibbits Events Coordinator, Lori Gunthorp at 517-278-6029 or visit www.Tibbits.org. Tibbits Opera House is located at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater.