Oak Grove students make a big splash for the United Way

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - For the last two weeks the kids of Oak Grove Lower Elementary have been out canvassing their neighborhoods collecting donations for the United Way of South Mississippi.

During the Dunking for Dollars campaign the students were able to amass more than $5400. As a reward for their efforts they had the chance to see Principal Kristina Pollard and Assistant Principal Matt Thomas take turns on the hot seat on the dunking booth. The top three students from grades one through three who raised the most money took turns putting the two into the icy waters over and over again.

"When we talk about living united we don't always mean getting cold in a dunking booth on a November day." said Dan Kibodeaux, Executive Director, United Way, Southeast Mississippi. "It's about giving back to the community and it's a unique and fun way to do it."

All money raised  by the United Way goes to help local charitable organizations.

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