Submitted by Diana Lasky
Lanesville Elementary School read 2,380 books during the #WinterRead2022 – Feed Harrison County – Read for a Better World Challenge. Lanesville E.S. read the most books of all the schools in the county. As a thank you, Harrison County Public Library director Alisa Burch escorted Pete the Cat to Lanesville. Car and bus riders were greeted by Pete in the hallways and in the gym before school. Students and teachers were celebrating because more than $14,000 in donations was collected for the Lanesville Heart Challenge. As part of the Heart Challenge, P.E. teacher Karen Armstrong took 15 pies to the face as a special prize to students who raised over a certain goal. Pete was amazed at her bravery and gave her a standing ovation! Pete was asked to be included in a 4th grade photo, snuck into Ms. Dye’s class for a quick photo with her class and then made a special visit to each kindergarten class where Mrs. Burch read a Pete the Cat story.