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BACC students collect almost $5,000 in penny drive

Environmental and Ag Sciences students at the Branch Area Careers Center that won their 2013 Penny Drive
Environmental and Ag Sciences students at the Branch Area Careers Center that won their 2013 Penny Drive

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Almost a half million pennies are going a long way to helping to two local non-profit organizations and one family battling high medical bills, thanks to student at the Branch Area Careers Center.  The students annual Penny Drive collected $4,809 dollars, with checks for $1,603 each given to the Branch Area Food Pantry, Teen Share, and the Meagan White family. White is a student at Quincy High School has been battling leukemia.

The top class for collecting pennies again this year was Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, collecting over $2,300.  In the 19 years the BACC students have been running the fundraiser, over $60,000 has been raised for various charities.

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