Gwen Goodwin, a fifth-grader at Eagle Mountain Elementary in Batesville, recently decided to raise money for the new Cushman Library. The Cushman community is forming the library in the old Cushman School and is currently trying to raise money and collect books.
Goodwin is doing this as part of her EAST Lab project with the school helping her raise over $70 for her project. The students who brought $1 on Fridays could wear their hats inside for the day.
Eagle Mountain Elementary has a weekly “Hat Wearing Day” with the money going to different causes. Besides the Cushman Library, the students have raised money for a family that lost everything in a house fire, the Humane Society of Independence County, food for Batesville Help and Hope, and the Polar Plunge.