McLoud student raises funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Foundation


McLoud Cub Scout Alivia Ward, 9, cycled Cyco through the neighborhoods and sold 156 tickets to the annual Kiwanis Sonny Bright Duck race in Turner Falls.

Through his efforts, the McLoud Intermediate School student raised funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Foundation.

According to Kay Heinz, a member of the McLoud Kiwanis Club, many people were happy to buy tickets from Alivia, including a man who decided to run to the bank so that he could give Ward money for a note.

Heniz said this year’s race raised $ 28,000, which will be matched by an anonymous donor. Heniz also explained that Alivia has an extremely sweet smile and that she is a dedicated director.

The Cub is known to cycle Cyco often with his friends after school.

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Alivia attends the weekly McLoud Cub Scout meetings at McLoud Methodist Church and has earned her Wolf and Webelos patches.

She is also in her first year of the McLoud K-Kids Service-Leadership program at her school.

These clubs meet after school for approximately 45 minutes to complete local service projects.

This year they are making non-slip socks and Christmas cards for the residents of the McLoud Nursing Facility.

Last year, they made ornaments, cards and potted plants during the shutdown and delivered these items to the gate of the facility.

Alivia and the K-Kids also sell poinsettias for the McLoud Kiwanis Club’s annual Poinsettia Project to help purchase coats and shoes for children in the community.


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