The Transylvania Times -

All It Takes Is $1 To Help Out


Shelby Barton wants each county resident to contribute $1 to a good cause. (Times photo by Lenora Moody)

Shelby Barton doesn't want her seventh grade science project to just find out which diaper can hold the most or which cereal has more marshmallows.

Barton's project is to collect a dollar from every citizen in Transylvania County to help the Sharing House with its Adopt-A-Family program, established 25 years ago.

"But I really have to thank Jerry Springer for this idea," said Barton.

The 12-year-old came up with the plan while watching the Miss Universe pageant.

"Jerry Springer was talking about how a billion people were watching the pageant, and he wanted each one to send him a dollar so...

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