Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fayette: Cushing Wins Big, Raises Money for Children in Need

The results are in for the 18th annual Fayette Youth Power Parade! Peeples Elementary 5th grader, Michaela Cushing (shown here with PE coach Deborah Friday) won first place in the county, raising $900 to benefit children in need. Michaela won not only a trip for four to Disney World as the top money raiser in the county but also the school prize, all-day passes donated by Dixieland Fun Park.

Coach Deborah Friday led Peeples Elementary to raise $6,500, the most money of any school in the county, and brought them the top prize, a $500 gift certificate for PE equipment.

Held in all 17 Fayette County elementary schools, the Fayette Youth Power Parade is endorsed by the Fayette County Board of Education and benefits Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a non-profit organization which offers shelter and supportive services to children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect. At the Friday-Johnson Home, children and youth receive comprehensive services in a loving, homelike environment. FYPH also operates a community-based foster parenting program and a clothes closet for children living in foster homes and group home care.

For more information about Fayette Youth Protection Homes, call 770-461-7020 or visit their website
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