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Kids at Franklin raise money for Officer Davis

Students at Franklin Middle School have raised more than $2,000 to help Cedar Rapids Police Officer Tim Davis and his family.

The school community, coordinated by the Franklin African American Awareness Program, held a fund drive that raised $1487 from students; $313 from staff and $90 from the school’s student council.

“During lunch periods students spend a week collecting donations of coins, bills, and checks for the Davis family,” noted Kathy Dvoark, activities coordinator. ”A friendly competition between students in the cafeteria resulted in an ice cream celebration for some.”

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2 Responses

  1. Jim Cannon says:

    Congratulations to these young people for taking this step toward helping Officer Davis and family.This just goes to show you that not all young people are bad.

  2. Nelson says:

    Agreed. Too bad the positive things that these young people do only get blogged about, rather than the front page, lead story like the negative. Good work Adam.

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