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What’s a penny worth? A whole bunch to the students at Hedding Grade School in Abingdon.

The Hedding students have collected more than twenty four hundred dollars in pennies during the last three years. They donated that money to the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site in Galesburg.

Teacher Pam Foutch says the fact that school children are pooling their pennies to support the site is remarkable.

The donations are more than simply a drop in the bucket. They account for a third of the donations sent to the historic site during that time.

Doctor Barry Swanson is the President of the Sandburg State Historical Site Association. He says the students are uncommon kids. Pretty extraordinary.

The students visited the site and recited Sandburg poetry. They sang a few of his favorite songs. They also watched a video about the two time Pulitzer Prize winner who was born in Galesburg.

Carl Sandburg was a poet, historian, and also wrote fiction and newspaper articles.

Sandburg came from humble beginnings. He was a hobo at nineteen, and was sitting with presidents toward the end of his life.

The Hedding Grade School students and their teacher say you can’t put a price tag on the value of a penny!

Especially when you pool your pennies and put them on parade!

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