LEOMINSTER — This past Friday was the end of the biggest fundraiser for Frances Drake Elementary School, the Glow Run.
For a whole week, students’ families and friends make pledges of dollar amounts based on the laps the students run on the event’s last day. The funds collected this year will go toward playground equipment, field trips, and other educational activities for students.
One component of the event is that every student gets a shirt to wear during the run. The school typically solicits from local businesses asking them to help cover the cost of getting shirts for all 466 students; typically, it takes four to six sponsors to cover the cost.
This year’s event was generously sponsored by Bearingstar Insurance Agency. Bearingstar was represented by David Raymondo.
When extending thanks to David, he responded, “The agency is committed to citizenship, and with that comes the responsibility of giving back to our communities. The leadership of both Arbella, our parent company, and Bearingstar lead us by example, both in action and investment, in improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”
David was joined by Sean Flanders, Joe Tavella, and Federico Creatini. They furthered their commitment by taking the time to read to Frances Drake’s classrooms. They all noted the impressive synergy that existed between staff members and students.