Walk with a hero.

May 20, 2022

Walk with a hero.

Pirate News is a presentation of Hart Public Schools in partnership with Oceana County Press. 

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — Spitler Elementary students walked with their heroes Thursday evening, May 19, at the Hart High School track.

Students walked laps around the track with local heroes — military veterans, firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, nurses, doctors and other brave professionals. 

Families and community members also joined the annual PTO fundraiser.

This year was the first time since 2019 that the event was able to happen. COVID-19 restrictions canceled previous Walk with a Hero events in 2020 and 2021, said Spitler Elementary School Principal Andrea Degen.

There also was a silent auction with many donated items to bid on. Concessions sold hot dogs, popcorn and many other tasty snacks and beverages. 

Money raised is used for resources to enhance educational programming at Spitler Elementary. “It’s our biggest PTO fundraiser for Spitler,” said Degen. Money goes toward technology, playground and other purchases. “It goes directly to students and staff at Spitler.” 

Thursday was also Dunk Tank Day when students got the opportunity to dunk their favorite educators during the school day. 

“It’s a great community event to wrap up the end of the year.”

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