Hammons gets in a sticky situation


2015 walk-a-thon fundraiser breaks school record

By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Bryan Hammons found himself in a sticky situation this week as he let Grayson County Middle School students duct tape him to a wall as part of the school’s walk-a-thon fundraiser.

This year’s GCMS walk-a-thon took place on Thursday, Oct 1 and saw students break the school’s previous walk-a-thon fundraising record with over $21,000 raised, according to GCMS Principal Jim Blain.

“We did very well with our walk-a-thon this year,” said Blain, adding that the funds raised from the event will go toward the purchase of new computer equipment for the school and its students.

GCMS offered various prizes for students based on the amount of money they raised for the walk-a-thon.

Students who raised $100 or more for this year’s walk-a-thon were given duct tape to help stick Hammons—who volunteers to serve as School Resource Officer for GCMS—to a wall in the school’s gym this past Tuesday, Oct. 13.

“It was fun,” Hammons said. “The kids got a good kick out of it.”

In addition, on behalf of Grayson County Middle School, Blain said he wishes to thank Hammons for volunteering so much of his time to ensure the students and staff members of the school are kept safe.

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2015 walk-a-thon fundraiser breaks school record

By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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