Bright Side: Limestone students wrap up Easter Seals fundraisers

By WEEK Producer

February 25, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- The coffers of the local Easter Seals affiliate are richer thanks to the efforts of some area high school students.

For the past 38 years, students at Limestone have raised money for the children of Easter Seals. It is an event the President of Easter Seals said is 'off the chain’.

For the past several weeks, the students have held a variety of fundraisers, including dodge-ball and tug of war.

On Tuesday, the students shared the results of their efforts.

"It gives you perspective on what really is important. It's not all about yourself, it's about other people,” said Limestone student Connor Peacock. “These children, they always have an incredible outlook on everyday and we sometimes take for granted the little things that they don't."

"Just knowing that high school students really care about other people, I think that kind of cuts against the grain a little bit in terms of how people often view young people but this is a group of students that cares about others and they put their money where their mouth is,” said Easter Seals President and CEO Steve Thompson.

Over the past 38 years, Limestone High School students have raised more than $600,000 for Easter Seals.

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