A member of the Miller Intermediate School team crosses the finish line at the annual March of Dimes Putnam County March for Babies Saturday at the Riverfront.
The local march sped past March of Dimes goal of raising $110,000. As the awards were being handed out at the end of Saturday's 5.2 mile walk, officials said the total raised in Putnam County was $130,000 and climbing. The number makes Putnam County first in the United States in per-capita donations to the MOD March for Babies.
Kelley Smith Elementary School topped local schools, which collectively lead the donor list each year. KSES raised $11,000 this year.
Winning the March for Babies Golden Boot as this year's top donor was Georgia-Pacific, whose employees raised $18,383.
Jenkins Middle School Assistant Principal Kelley Prince walks past the C.L. Overturf Jr. Sixth Grade Center during Saturday's March for Babies that locally raised more than $130,000 for March of Dimes, which works to prevent premature births and promote infant health.Putnam County 2014 March of Dimes Co-Chairs Phyllis Criswell and Walton Pellicer celebrate finishing the 5.2 mile March for Babies Saturday in Palatka.