HEROs spend Saturday fundraising for local orgs

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
A high school service group held a series of fundraising activities Saturday that not only helped others but also scared up a lot of fun for themselves and the public.
The Mexia High School HEROs group decided to hold several Halloween-related events to raise money for charitable agencies. Around 90 HEROs signed up to help, said Jodie Maki, the groups founder and teacher-sponsor.

Pet Costume Contest
First was the pet costume contest in the parking lot of Reed and Reed Law Firm. Nearly two dozen dog owners entered, dressing up their pets in creative costumes. Each entrant paid $5 to participate, said HERO member Valeria Olvera, 16, who was a judge, along with HERO members Aileen Medina, 16 and Sanjuana Cervantes, 17. The proceeds were to go to LARAS House, Limestone County’s only no-kill animal shelter. The winners included:

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