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What an incredible day October 27th was! The rain stopped, the sun came out, and the students were beyond excited to participate in the big Pig Race and Orang Ruler Fun Run to celebrate their success in raising money for a new school bus.

IMG_5533The top 5 ranking classrooms were each given a toy pig to dress up and compete in a beauty pageant, judged by PTH President Beth Grotelueschen and Hope Youth Director, Jonathan Kopecky. Seventh grade pig, “Bacon Phelps” took the beauty prize. Then all five pigs competed in the pig race; first snout over the finish line won and sixth grade Team Kapels took the win.

Running through a big Orange Ruler tunnel to music and cheers, students ran for 20 minutes around the four blocks surround the school campus.

Hope Lutheran school wants to thank co-chairs and parents Lori Ho and Carol Turner, for organizing such a fun event as well as the many parents, friends and family who supported the school through the big Fall Fundraiser. It was a tremendous success and the school raised over $26,754! The children and school will benefit greatly from these funds as they will be used specifically for replacing old buses. 20141027_141526

Not only did the school raise these important funds but the overall Orange Ruler Program was a very positive and fun experience for the students, school and community. Throughout the past couple weeks, the consistent encouraging messages for the children to believe in themselves, work as a team and stay active made a big impact. It was also rewarding to see so many parents at the Fun Run itself cheering on the children and their teams.