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Students donate money for Astoria Library renovation

‘Pennies for Piggies’ fundraiser successful

The Daily Astorian

Published on November 17, 2017 12:01AM

From left, Kestly Larsen, Amber Lacy and Gwendolyn Rouda, seventh-graders at Astoria Middle School, show the “Pennies for Piggies” used to raise funds for the Astoria Public Library renovation.

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From left, Kestly Larsen, Amber Lacy and Gwendolyn Rouda, seventh-graders at Astoria Middle School, show the “Pennies for Piggies” used to raise funds for the Astoria Public Library renovation.


Students from Astor and Lewis and Clark elementary schools and Astoria Middle School raised over $2,000 in “Pennies for Piggies!” a fundraiser for the Astoria Public Library renovation. The Astoria Public Library Foundation is beginning its $3.5 million fundraising with these youngest of readers.

Patsy Oser, Cheryl Johnson and Jen Rouda, members of the foundation board, delivered piggy banks to every classroom at the three schools. Over a three-week period, students were encouraged to bring in money to feed the piggy. The goal was to have every student participate, no matter how small the contribution.

“Our ‘Pennies for Piggies!’ fundraiser is not about how much money is being raised by the children,” Patsy Oser said. “It’s about the children having ownership in a place that will be special to them for many years.”

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Students donate money for Astoria Library renovation




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