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West Milford School Staff Gives 22 Goats Overseas

The "Star Wars" themed team at West Milford's Give a Goat night.
The "Star Wars" themed team at West Milford's Give a Goat night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Krista Provost
One of the teams at West Milford's Give a Goat night.
One of the teams at West Milford's Give a Goat night. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Krista Provost

WEST MILFORD, N.J. — West Milford teachers, school staff and students "gave a goat" about others and then some.

The sixth-annual "Give A Goat Night" at Macopin Middle School brought out around 400 people, organizer Krista Provost said after tallying the results.

Provost, the advisor for the Make A Change Club running the fundraiser, said they raised enough to donate 22 goats to farms in underprivileged countries.

The club donated more than 150 goats over the past six years.

Another $1,000 went toward "Light the Night" foundation for blood borne cancers. Macopin Principal Mary Reinhold's niece was diagnosed with cancer, making the cause a close one to the heart of the school community, Provost said.

At the event, teachers and staff competed in various contests and games.

The contestants also chose costume themes, with some of this year's teams including "Star Wars," Army, and "Highlander."

"Each year I take a step back and look at the students and crowd," Provost said. "Just knowing that 40 staff members participate too, it's a really cool feeling and I know the kids get that sense."

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