Trempealeau Elementary students have fun, raise money with ‘penny war’

There is a famous phrase: ‘Be the change you want to see in the world.’

Sometime that change is really just that.

Students at Trempealeau Elementary are holding a ‘penny war’ this week.

Kids can bring in pennies for the collections in their rooms and ‘bomb’ the other rooms with nickles, dimes and quarters to count against their totals.

Money will support the ‘Christmas is for Kids Program’ through the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Department as well the G-E-T Food Pantry.

The event is a way for the kids to just have fun.

“We just like to bomb other classrooms, see what you can do to bring yours in, some kids take it as a competition but most think of it as just a fun thing to do,” said Layla Schwertel, Trempealeau Elementary 3rd grader.

The students raised $3,090.54, about $500 more than last year.

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