During the month of December, the Highlands Middle School Student Government Association held a fundraiser for the Appalachian Animal Rescue Center in Franklin. All students from kindergarten through 12th grade were asked to participate in this supply drive to benefit homeless animals of Macon County. The students were asked to bring contributions of pet food, pet supplies, cleaning products, linens, and toys to assist the shelter in its efforts to help the animals. The class that donated the most supplies was rewarded with an ice cream party. Mrs. Dooley’s kindergarten won the party.
Cathy Howman, the shelter director, was very grateful for the generosity of the students. “This is wonderful!” she said. “These supplies are really needed.”