“It makes us feel good helping the animals. They are kind of like humans,” Joelle said.
“The animals have feelings,” Scarlett said. “Some species of the manatees are already extinct. How would you feel if you were endangered?”
“We don’t want this (extinction) to happen to others,” added Joelle.
The students’ teacher expressed appreciation to the Archers for hosting the breakfast.
“It’s been a great response for this student-initiated fundraiser,” Bridge said.
“The kids did a fabulous job, and the community support was wonderful,” Mrs. Archer said. “We are very proud of them and grateful for the wonderful job their teacher, Laura Bridge, did with them, too.”
Scarlett is planning to help another endangered animal.
“Now she wants to do another benefit for the Bengal tiger …,” her mother said, laughing.
“Oh, boy. We asked her to give us another year.”
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Find all about the plight of the manatee: savethemanatee.org.