Mt. Pulaski courthouse donations coming from across the globe


MT. PULASKI -- We brought you the story of the Mt. Pulaski third graders raising money to save their town courthouse.  Now cash is coming in from around the globe!

As of Tuesday, the kids had raised nearly $7,000 to save the Mt. Pulaski courthouse.  Abraham Lincoln once worked there as a lawyer, but it needs thousands of dollars in repairs.  So the kids started raising some "courthouse cash."

Both students and teachers are shocked by the support.

"I was hoping for maybe $500," said teacher Mary Ann Radtke.  "And now we're approaching $7,000. It's like, whoa!"

From Germany, Alaska and towns across Central Illinois -- the donations keep pouring in.  Someone even sent an anonymous check for a thousand bucks.

The kids hope they can at least repair some of the courthouse windows and stairs.

To donate, checks can be mailed to:

Third Grade Class
Mt. Pulaski Grade School
119 N. Garden
Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548

Please make checks payable to: The Courthouse Foundation.

The deadline is April 5.


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