Sixth-Graders Collect Pennies

Sixth-grade classes at Randolph Elementary School collected 38,000 pennies for the animals at the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The effort was done as part of Pennies 4 Paws which wraps up at the end of April. Katherine Beaver, who teaches one of the two classrooms involved, said students are invited to bring their pennies to school and use them for educational purposes. After they are done with the change, it is donated to the Chautauqua County Humane Society. Mrs. Bedell’s class also contributed to the effort. “It’s great to see a situation where kids are learning life skills as they are learning about the importance of supporting community efforts,” said Brian Papalia, Humane Society community relations director. “The Chautauqua County Humane Society receives no local, state or federal funding, so all community support is greatly appreciated.” Pennies 4 Paws wraps up April 30. For more information on the campaign, visit