Phillie Phanatic Kicks Off Russell's End of The Year Celebration

The Phillie Phanatic helped kick off Russell Elementary School's end of the year celebration on May 21, announcing how much was raised in their recycling collection, the Sour Face Contest winners, and the students who portrayed cooperation this month.

BROOMALL–The Phillie Phanatic was a surprise guest at 's End of the Year celebration on Monday afternoon.

The Phanatic helped kick off the celebration with a few dance routines, pumping up the students to announce the total amount collected in the school's recycling collection, the teachers who won in the school's Sour Face Contest to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and the students who portrayed May's character trait–cooperation.

The school raised $2,878.14 in their recycling collection and over $200 in their spring Sour Face Contest and lemonade stand. Earlier in the school year, the school .

Students were able to purchase lemonade during their lunch periods and voted with quarters for the teacher with the most 'sour face' in the annual contest to raise money for Alex's Lemonade. Russell school teachers Linda Leidy won second place, and Lindsay Kiefer won first place in the contest.


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