Published: Jan 10, 2011 8:08 PM EST
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 5:08 PM EST

Third-grade students from Sallie Jones Elementary School in Punta Gorda, presented a check Thursday, January 6, in the amount of $1,450, for the Do the Right Thing program. The students raised the money by creating and selling cook books, made up of recipes for the students’ favorite meals.

The check presentation took place during Thursday’s monthly Do the Right Thing ceremony, which honors five Charlotte County students. Recipients of January’s Do the Right Thing award includes: Avery Davoult, from Meadow Park Elementary School; Samantha Qualls, from Charlotte High School; Madison Raines, from Meadow Park Elementary School; Kyle Litkenhaus, from Charlotte High School; and Tyler Boysen, from Deep Creek Elementary School. Tyler was the overall winner for January.

Mayor Harvey Goldberg, Vice Mayor Bill Albers, Councilman Larry Friedman, Councilwoman Rachel Keesling, and Councilman Charles Wallace all were present for the Do the Right Thing ceremony, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month in Council Chambers in City Hall.

To nominate a child for the countywide Do the Right Thing program, go to www.puntagordapolice.com. Nomination forms also are available at any Charlotte County school and at the Punta Gorda Police Department.