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Ware Shoals kids lay a mile of pennies to celebrate $900 raised for Lottie Moon

Children from a Greenwood County church took part in an unusual activity Saturday, Fox Carolina reported February 22.

It all began around 10 a.m. when kids from the Ware Shoals First Baptist Church children's ministry laid down a single row of pennies along a Ware Shoals sidewalk to celebrate raising more that $900 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Nancy McClinton, who were there with the children, wanted a way to show off their accomplishment, where funds raised will help pay for mission trips around the world.

Nancy reported it took four hours to lay more than a mile of pennies end-to-end, where 90,000 were placed in a single row.

In an interview with Fox Carolina, Nancy stated

"The kids were so excited, and they saw it through to the final coin. I'm so proud of them."

Getting the pennies up was much easier than placing them in a row. Nancy's husband used a shop-vac and a generator to suck the pennies up. Now the children have to roll the pennies back up before turning the money over.

Lottie Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly forty years living and working in China between 1873-1912.

As a teacher and evangelist she laid a foundation for traditionally solid support for missions among Baptists in America.

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