Excerpt: The money for the project came largely from the annual Panther Prowl, a fundraising walk the PSO launched three years ago. The Prowl, which features children walking a course at the school for pledges, has become so successful that the PSO has dropped most of its other fundraisers.
“The first year our goal was $3,000, and we raised about $10,000,” said organizer Lisa Ashmus. Since then it has grown even more successful, raising about $15,000 last school year.
Last year the theme for the event was “Laps for the Library.”