Runners Raise Money to Fix Pope County High After Tornado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Runners in the annual River to River Relay gave the county more than $8,400 this week to help repair the school. It was damaged in last month's tornados.

Several tornadoes swept through Pope and Massac counties in far southern Illinois May 6, leaving two people dead and scores of buildings damaged or destroyed.

Pope County High School's heating and ventilation system, kitchen and some classrooms were hit hard.

Relay Director, Keith McQuarrie, says runners from across the Midwest sent more than $8,400, more than he expected.

Principal Angela Farmer says she's touched by the group's kindness.

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