Colton-Pierrepont high schoolers raise nearly $2,000 for Hospice
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 9:42 am

Colton-Pierrepont Central School National Honor Society treasurer Kieran Perry and president Sabrina Johnson present Kellie Hitchman of Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley with the proceeds of this past winter’s 2014 Hospice Challenge Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe-a-thon.

COLTON -- Colton-Pierrepont high school students raised $1,965 for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence County at a cross-country ski and snowshoe-a-thon held over the winter at Higley Flow State Park.

Led by advisor Melinda Miller, the students organized all aspects, including gathering donations from local businesses for refreshments and promoting the event at school and in the community.

Potsdam Wal-Mart; Terry Cochran; Kinney Drugs, Maple Street in Potsdam; Price Chopper of Canton and Potsdam, Chip's Place; Kunoco Food Mart; White’s General Store and Jeff Bristol all made donations of food or other products.

“The students at Colton- Pierrepont have done a great job organizing this event for several years," Hospice director of development and community relations Kellie Hitchman said. “This generosity allows us to maintain quality of life and dignity for our patients and ensure that their families have the support they need while providing care."