Principal Dr. Jere Schoettmer agreed. “This was such a cute little theme, something the kids know about. It’s important for them to know how to give back to the community that gives back to them.”
Prior to the winner (Peetz) being named, the youngsters revealed their favorites. “Mr. Peetz because he has a longer beard,” Hoffbauer pointed out.
Sims confessed, “I can’t pick one person. It’s between Mr. Suits and Mr. Peetz.” He also reassured his teacher by saying, “You won’t be in last place.”
The fourth-grade educator reported, “We received quite a bit of donations. I was happy.”
Now he has to decide what to do with his beard. “I’m thinking about letting it grow .... I’m past the itching stage.”
Hanley, Hoffbauer and Kaiser said, “Keep it,” while Sims announced, “Shave it.”
Diane Raver can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.
Batesville Area Ministerial Food Pantry • Monetary donations can be mailed to Batesville Area Ministerial Association Food Pantry, P.O. Box 383, Batesville, IN 47006. • Food donations can be dropped off at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 W. Pearl St., any time or at the pantry, 120 Sycamore St., Wednesdays from noon-4 p.m. The pantry will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. • Info: www.batesvillefoodpantry.org