BROOKS - A school fundraiser lifted higher than organizers imagined.
Brooks Elementary participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the first time since the 2002-03 school year.
Physical Education instructor Todd Crumbacker said the school raised $1,201 in the past event. He set a goal for 2010 students at $1,500.
By the end of the fundraiser, Brooks collected a grand total of $2,040.88.
First grader J.T. Ashbaugh took top donation honors, bringing in $136. Brothers Cameron (first grade) and Austin (fifth) Cox each contributed $133.