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Avon’s Stone Creek ‘open for business’

CVR Jog-a-thon KH 9-30-11

EDWARDS, Colorado – On Count Day, Stone Creek Charter School counted kids, laps and money.

The school’s sixth annual jog-a-thon Friday got kids out of the classroom and onto the track where they exchanged work and skill for money – pledges from anyone they could buttonhole long enough to sign a pledge form.

Take fifth-grader Yarmony Bellows, for example. Bellows is a classic over-achiever.

She raised $9,200. That’s not a typo, that’s a lot of money.

There’s only one way to stack up a pile of American dollars that size. It’s not complicated; it’s just work. They’re not the same thing.

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“I just called a lot of people every night,” Bellows said, clutching the Golden Sneakers and awards she received for raising the most money.

Mackenzie Mesch ran a bunch of laps, raised a bunch of money and earned four large sundaes from Marble Slab. Her brother Ethan Mesch won pizza for his efforts.

The event was organized by Stone Creek’s PTO, and Krista Wolfe did most of the work, says Mara Mactaggart, who did a bunch of the work Wolfe didn’t do.

The money goes for student enrichment, rewarding teachers and other expenses during Stone Creek’s year in transition, Mactaggart says.

Stone Creek moved from its original site in Avon after classes ended last year. While they get their new facilities ready in Edwards, classes are being held in the Edwards Interfaith Chapel and Community Center, and Gracious Savior Lutheran Church.

“It was a successful event. Stone Creek is open for business,” Mactaggart said.

Count Day, by the way, is the official day on which students are counted to determine how much state funding schools will receive.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

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