LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - On Friday, Woodland Elementary students got a ride of a lifetime inside an Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.
Classes at the school donated more than 1,700 nonperishable and canned goods items to the Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
500 Festival Princess, Erika Burghardt said the food drive was part of her festival princess outreach.
A kindergarten class donated the most food, so as a prize they took a lap around the school in the pace car.
"Everyone from the school donated from teachers, parents, children, and administrators, and secretarial staff," said Shelly Reichart, Woodland Elementary Teacher.
"I know that they really enjoyed it and bringing in all of those canned foods items actually meant something to them," said Burghardt.
Burghardt said Mintonye Elementary and Cole Elementary schools also donated food for a chance to ride in the pace car.
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