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Help teachers with Pick Your Pirate

Members of the community are stepping up to ‘˜Pick Your Pirate’ and help teachers at the high, middle, elementary and primary schools. Out of 182 teachers in the Pike County school system, 108 have already been sponsored and there are only 74 more teachers to be sponsored. A facebook page, called Pick Your Pirate Arrrggghh, was created July 27 and 12 teachers were sponsored in less than 15 minutes, with 23 teachers sponsored in the first 15 hours. ’Our teachers work hard for very little money and they routinely dig into their own pockets to provide for their classrooms,’ said organizer Angi Pilkenton. ‘This is one way the community can come together and ease their burdens some. I know Pike County can come together to make sure all teachers are sponsored.’ The teachers’ requested items can be dropped off at McLeRoy Realty and are already filling the lobby. ’We will hand out supplies the first week of school,’ said Pilkenton. ‘Right now we are still in need of sponsors for the teachers.’ To find out more about how to help, find the Pick Your Pirate Arrrggghh facebook page, email pickyourpirate@gmail.com or contact Cathy Nichols, Angi Pilkenton or Dawn Bell at McLeRoy Realty. ’The supplies are starting to roll in and it’s exciting to see the response,’ said Dawn Bell.

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