ST. JOHNSVILLE — The efforts of eight Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Elementary School students this holiday season helped make the lives a little brighter for the animals at a local shelter.
Under their own initiative, OESJ Middle School students Maddie Schell, Ashley Engle, Brynn Fredericks, Alexis Mumford, Aeriel Schorer, Josie Brundage, Jayda Estey and Karis Montana began making handmade bracelets with the idea of selling them at school to raise funds to benefit the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers. The students set up a table in the school's main lobby during a four-day period and sold Rainbow Loom bracelets.
Through the fundraiser the students were able to raise $174.50 for the shelter.
The students delivered the money to the shelter on Dec. 14.
Ayres employees said the funds would go to the shelter's emergency medical fund.