‘Love for Lona’
Conemaugh Township Area High School junior Mary Jo Swank sings Aerosmith’s “Dream On” during the Love for Lona fundraiser Monday in the school gym. The fundraiser was held to raise money for Richland Township resident Lona Mulhollen, 3, who has leukemia and Down syndrome. Swank sang the song because of Mulhollen’s love of rock music. The event was the third that the district’s Students Against Destructive Decisions has held, and included a volleyball game between students and faculty, a “Save or Shave” beard competition and a gift basket raffle. The event was organized by teachers Abby Gearhart and Gena Tessari. Gearhart said that $10,300 had been raised for Mulhollen’s treatment. The goal was $10,000. The teachers won all three sets to win the match.