October 27, 2014
Honor Abe and the Stone Bank
We posted this challenge more than a year ago, and we had our first giver! Our friend Jean handed over her penny jar and we hope you will follow her lead. We are trying to fill a huge pickle jar with change on Nov. 9 at the fall craft fair at the Bottineau Armory.
Today is not only Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but it is also National Lost Penny Day.
According to giftypdia.com (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first U.S. penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue U.S. coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”
So, do you have a dish or jar full of pennies that you have set aside? Why not cash them in and give the proceeds to the Stone Bank for its restoration project?
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln.
A gift to the Stone Bank, no matter how small…
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