Local students put on their red noses

Bethel Preschool Red Nose Day supporters from left are (front row) teacher Lauren Brent, Corbin Marsh, Austin Hand, Addison Pittman, Sara Forrester, Emma Hand and teacher Denise Cromer; (next row) Veronica Edmonds, Elliot Crissey, Grafton Forrester, Chas Lange, Jedi Fearing and Logan Lange.

The students at Bethel Preschool recently rocked their red shirts and red noses in honor of Red Nose Day which will be Thursday, May 25.

Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help kids who need it the most, both at home and around the world, said teacher Lauren Brent. The money raised supports projects to ensure kids are safe, healthy, educated and empowered. Red Nose Day funds programs in all 50 states and in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

The students of Bethel Preschool learned about the importance of giving back to those less fortunate, she said.

Anyone who would like to purchase a red nose and donate towards the cause, can visit Walgreens, a Red Nose Day sponsor.

The Red Nose charity contributed this past year right here in Kilmarnock to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, said Richie Burgess, manager of Walgreens in Kilmarnock.

He reminds folks to tune into NBC at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.