On Friday, Oct. 3, Jarvis Middle School Student Council members presented the Herkimer County Humane Society with $273.70—the proceeds from the school’s Hat Day fundraiser.
Eighth grader Carter Wynn and seventh grader Jazper Polidori handed a ceremonial check to Humane Society volunteer Jodi Flo and former shelter resident Myrna, a pit bull cross adopted by Joy and Dennis Korce of Mohawk.
On Thursday, Sept. 18, Jarvis set aside its “no-hats-in-school” rule to raise money and to heighten awareness for the Humane Society and its programs. For a suggested donation of two dollars, students received a sticker exempting them for one day from the school policy banning hats in school.
“This has become an annual event at Jarvis. We suggest two-dollar donations, but accept any amount a student can contribute. We want everyone to be a part,” said Student Council adviser Michael Arcuri.
“The students love the chance to wear their hats and support the animals at the shelter.”
In addition to the cash donations, students donated pet food and blankets that school staff delivered to the Humane Society shelter in Fort Herkimer.