On a cold blustery Saturday, with temperatures below freezing, Wilson staff, students and their families, bundled up in their warmest hats, coats, and mittens to participate in the fifth annual Jr. Walk 4 Warmth. Kindergarten teacher Andy Kautzer founded the walk after learning about a similar walk held each year at South High School, thus the name Jr. Walk 4 Warmth. Contributions totaled $1,583.
Funds raised from the walk help Sheboygan County residents who need assistance paying for heat during the cold winter months. Recipients must apply and meet specific income standards. Wisconsin Public Service administers the funds.
Every Friday leading up to the event children and staff members participated in Warm Scarf, Warm Sweatshirt, and Warm Socks Day to gain an understanding of the needs of people who may experience cold homes during the winter.
Participants who contributed $10 or more receive a free Jr. Walk 4 Warmth shirt donated by the South High Spirit Club. The unique purpose of the club is to raise funds in order to supply all charitable fundraising efforts with logo shirts, free of charge.