BlueRidgeLife™2013 : Photos By BRLM Intern Tyler Rich : Ms. Wendy Dalton’s second grade students at Rockfish River Elementary in Afton held an Animal Fun Run this past Wednesday – June 5, 2013 to help raise money for the Nelson SPCA.
Nelson County, VA
By Tyler Rich
Mrs. Wendy Dalton’s second grade class at Rockfish River Elementary School  showed just how much they care about animals. In response to a language arts project on persuasive posters, one student suggested that the class host a fun run to benefit the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County , and create posters advertising the event.
Students in Mrs. Wendy Dalton’s second grade class at RRES run across the lawn as part of the Animal Fun Run to benefit Nelson SPCA this past Wednesday – June 5, 2013. They donated .51 cents to the SPCA to run 1 mile dressed as an animal or carrying a stuffed animal.
Before the race, students listened to a presentation from SPCA president Bette Grahame about the pet adoption center, and the importance of making sure pets have proper identification.
SPCA President Bette Grahame talks to second graders at RRES this past Wednesday – June 5, 2013 just before the Animal Fun Run.
A second grade language arts project on persuasive posters at RRES was the inspiration for the Animal Fun Run that raised over $200.00 for the Nelson SPCA.
SPCA President Bette Grahame poses with a second grader from RRES this past Wednesday – June 5, 2013 at the Animal Fun Run
The students ran a mile, either dressed as, or carrying a stuffed animal, as a reminder of their cause. All
told, the kids raised $270.80 for the Humane Society.