The four McKiverkin
siblings of Congers spent their weekend raising money for the repair of Congers
Their father Phil said, “My children have held ice tea and lemonade stands for the past three days to raise money to help repair Congers Elementary School. They are also selling rainbow loom bracelets that they make themselves.”
District Superintendent Dr. J. Thomas Morton announced last Thursday that engineers
determined the back wall of Congers Elementary was unstable and that the
district closed the building for safety reasons.
McKiverkin said his children, who are in grades three through six, are very excited about every dollar they raise and were telling everyone all weekend how much they have collected so far. As of Sunday, their grand total was $40.20. Despite the heat and humidity, they skipped going to the pool to raise money to save their school.
“They so desperately want to be back in their school with all of their schoolmates,” said their father.
The McKiverkin fund raisers are: Meghan, who is heading to sixth grade at Felix Festa Middle School; Reilly, a displaced Congers Elementary fifth grader, who will be attending Laurel Plains Elementary; Hannah, a displaced Congers Elementary third grader, who is being relocated to New City Elementary, and Phillip, a displaced Congers Elementary fourth grader, who is being moved to Laurel Plains Elementary.