(C)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL Cosby Elementary School students finished a special holiday project this week by raising over $800 to purchase items for the Newport Animal Shelter. Shown with their gifts are, seated from left Caleb Williamson and Kaydence Clevenger. Middle row, from left, are D. J. Owens and Olivia Hicks. In back, from left, are Josh Jarnagin, Rachael Templin, and Principal Christy Edmonds.
Monday, December 24, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-12-24 06:15:41)
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-Cosby Elementary School students celebrated the successful completion of a holiday project to remember the less fortunate animals of Cocke County on Wednesday when they delivered over $800 worth of food and supplies to the Newport Animal Shelter.

The school, realizing the shelter's ongoing need for food, animal carriers, cleaning supplies, and other items, recently launched a unique project, "Change for Chow."

"We asked our children to bring in spare change over the course of a three-week period," explained Principal Christy Edmonds.

Edmonds said organizers calculated a large bag of dog chow costs $12.24 and a similar bag of cat chow costs "$12.78.

With this in mind, the administration challenged each class to raise enough money to purchase one bag of food per class, for a total of 29 bags from the entire school.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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