North Crowley first grade class takes a tour
By Katherine Miller
CROWLEY – Recently, Lowe’s Home Improvement store has teamed up with MDA to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has gotten local schools involved as well.
Randy Broussard, manager of Home Depot in Crowley said that this is the second time that Lowe’s has brought a class in from local schools. “We are trying to promote our kid’s clinic, which is held on the first and middle Saturdays of each month. The kids love to bring their parents to show them what they did during their tours.”
So far, North Crowley Elementary students, as well as Ross Elementary students have been lucky enough to tour. It was the thrill of a lifetime as the kids got to tour the store and participate in projects, as well as meeting members of the Crowley Fire Department and viewing the fire engines.
Ava Hebert, who is the program coordinator for MDA, explained that the money that the children raised will go toward sending a child to a special camp hosted every year for children with muscular dystrophy. “We showed them a video and spoke with them about the purpose of the fundraiser. Most of these kids go to summer camps also, so they could relate in that way that their efforts were going to a child, just like them, “ Hebert said.
The total for the fundraiser by Lowe’s was $2090, and both top-selling classes combined contributed $900 to that total, Hebert reported.
Overall, the fundraiser was a great success, and Lowe’s and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are thankful to all of those who contributed to the cause.