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Westport elementary students give to SPCA

Westport Central students in kindergarten through second grades visited the North Country SPCA in Elizabethtown to donate funds and items as part of the Adopt-A-Town day at the school.

Westport Central students in kindergarten through second grades visited the North Country SPCA in Elizabethtown to donate funds and items as part of the Adopt-A-Town day at the school. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

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Grace Reynolds and other Westport Central Students watch Poco at the North Country SPCA shelter.

— The youngest students at Westport Central School showed up at the North Country SPCA with more than helping hands May 23.

Students in kindergarten through second grade also brought treats and funds for the pets at the new facility located in Elizabethtown, including a donation check of $260.67.

“We started in the classrooms May 1 with collection jars that the kids decorated and asked the students to bring in donations,” second grade teacher Lynn Bubbins said. “Second grade alone earned $199. We are going to continue to collect through June 14 when we will have a final total.”

The three classes annually collect money and donations for the shelter, which was previously located in Westport before moving to their new location earlier this year.

“It is a great tradition,” NCSPCA Executive Director Jessica Hartley said. “We are very grateful and this was their first chance to see the new facility. It is great to have them here to let them see the animals and building because tours like this were a little more challenging in the old building.”

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