Holley dresses up for Kentucky Derby to raise funds for OC Animal Shelter
Press Release, Holley Central School
HOLLEY – The Holley Middle School/High School celebrated Kentucky Derby Day this year by hosting a hat fundraiser to support the Orleans County Animal Shelter.
Students, faculty and staff donated money to wear their fanciest hats on May 5. Normally, wearing hats to school is against the dress code. In just one day, $150 was collected and sent to the shelter on Gaines Basin Road in Albion. The Physical Education Department and Student Council jointly sponsored the fundraiser.
Annually, the PE Department displays fun facts about the Kentucky Derby. The horse race takes place on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. Holley students learn about the traditions surrounding the Derby. PE staff also post photos of the horses racing each year and students select who they think will win the race.
This year, Math Teacher Patti Gauer conducted a special math lesson involving horse racing. If her students answered math problems correctly, they moved their horses further down the “track” posted in the gym.