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Shelby Barton Knows $1 Can Go A Long Way


Shelby Barton raised more than $2,000 to help The Sharing House. (Times photo by Lenora Moody)

Shelby Barton may not have raised one dollar from all of the almost 30,000 Transylvania citizens but she is proud of the $2,026 she did raise.

This past August, the seventh grade student undertook a challenging science/math project to raise one dollar from Transylvania County residents to help the Sharing House with their Adopt-a-Family program.

Adopt-a-Family was started 27 years ago to help families, with a gross income of a 150 percent below the poverty level, with Christmas presents and help for the holidays.

Barton came up with the idea after watching the Miss Universe Pageant where sh...

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