Holley students read lots of books, raise $280 for chapel restoration

Staff Reports Posted 21 April 2016 at 12:00 am

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HOLLEY – The Cat in the Hat joined Holley Elementary School students on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a read-a-thon that raised $280 towards the renovation of the chapel at Hillside Cemetery.

Melissa Ierlan, the cemetery caretaker, is also Clarendon’s historian and a member of the Holley Board of Education. On Tuesday, she added a new role as The Cat in the Hat.

Ierlan dressed at The Cat in the Hat to surprise students and reward them for their efforts in reading and raising money for the chapel restoration.

Members of the Holley Central School Elementary Student Council pose with The Cat in the Hat on Tuesday. The Student Council has made fundraising for the chapel restoration their civic project for this year.