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Knight-a-thon helps buy classroom supplies
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McParland students got a check for each lap completed during the Knight-a-thon.

Each year, the McParland School Community Club conducts its Knight-a-thon / Jog-a-thon.

The annual fundraiser was held Friday, with youngsters of the school using two makeshift tracks along the baseball fields. By doing so, McParland students were able to get all of the running and walking done before noon, according to Christy Scott, Community Club president.

They started the day with a nutritional breakfast. Students also got credit for walking to school.

Principal Dale Borgeson noted that the Knight-a-thon is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Community Club.

Students brought in money via pledges or a flat rate.

“For them, (the Knight-a-thon) is fun, especially when they’re keeping a tally of the laps completed,” Borgeson said.

 With the money raised, the Community Club was able to give each of the teachers $150 to purchase supplies.

The funds will also make possible some of the various events at the school, according to Borgeson.

He added that recognition will go to the Top 9 students with pledges at the Annex.

Borgeson, who sports a shaved scalp, also upped the ante.

“The class that brings in the most money will have a chance to paint my head,” he said.

To reach reporter Vince Rembulat, e-mail