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RS Elementary ballon drop called a success
In June 3 Issue

With this being the last week of school in Russell County, students have been enjoying the final days of their school year.

All four county elementary schools, Russell County Middle School and Russell County High School recently completed state-required testing and have been participating in special activities leading up to the last day of school on Friday.

One of the more successful school events in the county has been the Russell Springs Elementary PTO Hot Air Balloon Drop fundraiser that was held for the third time ever just last week.

The school teamed up with Don Franklin Motors for this year's fundraiser as Franklin donated a 2005 Ford Mustang as the first place prize, which went to Teresa Gibson. Gibson's $5 ticket was purchased from Keira Belcher, who won $250 for selling the winning ticket.

RSES Principal Kathy I. Hammond said this was the biggest year ever for the event, which began in 2008, as nearly 6,500 tickets were sold.

Mike Wade and J.D. Wade of H.I. Flights, Inc, in Nicholasville brought the hot air balloons down for the event, with one being at the school while the other was at Don Franklin in Russell Springs.

The funds raised from the selling of tickets for the fundraiser, the school's PTO will be able to purchase several new items for the school children next year.

The second place prize of a State Dock houseboat weekend on Lake Cumberland went to Debbie Bray.

Clay Pippen and Perry Brumley received $100 prizes while Brian Walters, Jeff Gaskins, Lula Selby and Tammie Hammond received $50 prizes.

Sponsors for the RSES fundraiser included Franklin Motors, State Dock, Duo County Telephone, Edward Jones, Lakewoods Rent to Own, Lawless Smith True Value, Bank of Jamestown, First National Bank, Jamestown Pharmacy, Morgan's Sanitation, Lakewood Country Club, Club Fit, Laker One Step, Save-A-Lot, Premier Integrity Solutions, Cumberland Motors, Hwy 80 Auto., Southern Kentucky Medical Association, Lake Cumberland Lawn Service, Branscum Construction and the Times Journal.

The other elementary schools and middle school have also been participating in fun activities following testing as the school year has wound down.

Russell County High School seniors have already job-shadowed at local businesses and been on their senior trip to New York City. Prom was also held in early May.

The Russell County Middle School graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at the high school while the high school graduation and commencement ceremony is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, June 4. 

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