For over 40 years the Southern Door 5th Grade class has successfully incorporated the school's musical with raising funds for the Cerebral Palsy Telethon in Green Bay. Sunday morning on WBAY TV-2, the four fifth-grade classes showcased a virtual silent performance of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" utilizing sign language. Southern Door Elementary School Principal Corey Vandertie says this year's event looked different but was extra special because of a classmate's direct involvement.
The 82 Southern Door fifth-graders raised $39,904.58 to this point, with the final numbers still being tabulated. Vandertie credits the incredible generosity of the community for supporting the annual fundraising efforts again this year. He says instead of the usual letter campaigns and face-to-face fundraisers, each student established an individual account through the CP Center online to raise funds.
(photo courtesy of Southern Door School District)