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Former teacher gives back with miles

A former Washington Island School teacher is trying to earn your donations one three-mile loop at a time. Margaret Foss wrapped up a nearly four-decade run at Washington Island School this past June. While almost everything else around her at the school changed, the playground did not change as much. Some of the equipment has been removed over the years, and what still stands and the surface below it could use some repairs. Borrowing an idea from a walk she did to benefit the American Cancer Society, Foss says she pledged to walk 35 miles in exchange for the money the playground desperately needs.

While she acknowledges that much more money will be needed to make the necessary improvements, Foss is proud of the over $2,000 she raised and the 40-plus miles she walked in November to support the project. You can make your donation to support her efforts here. Foss added that her walks would remain part of her routine, but she will wait until the spring or next fall to tie it with a charitable effort.

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