Spirit Week raises money for autism walk

By Beth A. Birmingham | Apr 21, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Students and staff celebrated Mustache Day April 17 as part of Spirit Week at Rockland District Middle School. They collected loose change and donations to raise money for the 12th annual Walk for Autism. Shown are, front from left: Acacia Dehlinger, Principal Kathryn Hollicker, and Maisie Berard; and back, Administrative Assistant Rebecca Barstow, Jordan Kennedy, Corbin Farnham, Aiden Woodward, and Alex Fogarty.

Rockland — Rockland District Middle School held Spirit Week the week of April 14.

Usually it is a time for students and staff to simply show their school spirit and encourage unity.

This week was a bit different as they raised funds for the upcoming Autism Walk April 27 in Belfast.

Student Corbin Farnham and fellow schoolmates collected loose change and donations totaling $137 of their $200 goal in honor of his brother Brian.

Each day had a theme, including Sunglasses Day, Pajama Day, Hat Day, Mustache Day, and Favorite Sports Team Day.

The 12th annual Walk for Autism takes place Sunday, April 27 at Belfast Area High School.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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