Pre-schoolers raise money for St. Jude’s

October 2, 2013

Photos by Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress

Claiborne County’s pre-K programs recently raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The children received pledges for their participation. The money will go to St. Jude. The event culminated in a trike-a-thon, held Friday at the Tazewell Municipal Park.

As part of the fundraising for St. Jude, the county’s pre-K programs had a safety awareness event at the same time as the trike-a-thon. Several local agencies, including the Tazewell-New Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department, North Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office and Tazewell Police Department, were on hand to talk with the kids and parents about safety issues.