Tilden Elementary students raise money for Perry playground with Penny Wars

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Principlas Dr. Shawn Gravish and Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick serve lunch to the Tilden Elementary Center students.
Submitted photo Principlas Dr. Shawn Gravish and Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick serve lunch to the Tilden Elementary Center students.
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Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick dressed just a bit differently.
Submitted photo Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick dressed just a bit differently.

Tilden (and Perry) Elementary Center students recently participated in Penny Wars to help raise money for the soon-to-be Perry Elementary Center playground.

Unlike during the Hamburg Area Middle School Penny Wars, the students were not competing against each other in classrooms, but rather it was the Tilden Elementary Center principal Dr. Shawn Fitzpatrick competing against Perry Elementary Center principal Dr. Shawn Gravish. A total of $1,848.11 was raised by the students and the winner was Dr. Gravish.

As a result of the outcome, Dr. Fitzpatrick had to wear a dress as both principals helped serve lunch. The other consequences that the students came up with were duct taping, a human sundae and a pie throwing contest.

Perry (and Tilden) PTO has been raising money with various events over the past few years for the playground equipment at the new elementary center. The group is still short by $3,000 to $5,000 and hoping to reach their goal for the equipment. The community can donate to the cause by contacting Tara Green at taragreen@firstenergycorp.com or Shawn Gravish at shagra@hasdhawks.org or writing a check to Perry PTO Playground.

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Once the equipment is ordered, delivered and ready to be built, the PTO will be looking for volunteers to participate in the community build of the new playground at Perry Elementary Center.