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Making life a little sweeter at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar

Classrooms at Roosevelt Elementary School that raised the highest dollar amount for the Pennies for Patients fundraising program celebrated with a sweet treat and additional recess Monday afternoon in Willmar.

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Fourth-grade students Paw Poe, 10, left, Kamryn Zwagerman, 10, Brynnlee Carroll, 9, and Kylie Carlson, 10, enjoy ice cream Monday afternoon at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. The students enjoyed their treats outside because they were in the top three classrooms to raise the highest dollar amount for the Pennies for Patients program. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The beautiful weather wasn't the only thing some Roosevelt Elementary School students got to enjoy during recess Monday afternoon.

The top three classrooms that raised the highest dollar amount for the Pennies for Patients program celebrated their efforts with ice cream and additional time on the playground.

The Pennies for Patients program supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. This year, Roosevelt raised a total of $2,318.44 through the program.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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