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School Walk-a-Thon Raises $7000 for New Fence

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Blackville School hosted a Walk-a-Thon for students on Friday, September 30 to raise funds to build a fence around the elementary soccer field. Over $7,000 was raised!

The field requires a fence so unwanted traffic, such as ATVs, won’t be able to damage the field.

Presently,  the field cannot be used by the elementary soccer teams because it is deemed unsafe due to the damage.

Principal Rodney Buggie explained that the fence will a create safer practice and play area for the elementary soccer team.

Participating middle and high students and staff walked the 8 kilometer trek from the school to the Old Bartholomew Road and back again. Elementary students and staff also walked, earlier that morning.

The fence will cost approximately $20,000, so students and staff at the school plan to organize more fundraisers for this cause.

To view more photos from the walk-a-thon, click here to visit the Blackville Talon’s gallery.  Photos by Jules Keenan.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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