Life is like making a pie

August 12, 2013 

“Life is like making a pie. Everything you put into it determines what it will be.”

That sort of describes the Loughry family. The Loughrys operate Figaro’s Pizza in Indian Land. Laura Loughry is also the administrative assistant at Indian Land Middle School and the school’s cheer squad coach. They are known for their generosity to the schools and also to the community, always sharing and donating their time and money.

About three years ago, when Caitlyn Loughry, their oldest daughter, was in the seventh grade, she started a Pink-Out campaign to honor her grandmother, who passed away from cancer. It is a sale of pink T-shirts to raise awareness of cancer and its victims. They designate a particular sports events at the school and hope that everyone attending will wear a pink shirt to the stadium. This year it is scheduled for Oct. 3, for the home football game at the stadium and also at the volleyball game.

Because of this campaign, they were able to help two families – one with a sizeable donation after the death of the father of a student and another donation to Relay for Life in honor of a parent at Indian Land Middle School who was fighting breast cancer. The Loughrys do this to raise awareness and to bond together as a community, to help one another.

The T-shirts will be sold for $10 each with a portion of sales being donated to the Pink-Out fund and a portion benefiting the Indian Land Middle School Cheer Squad. Shirts can be ordered Aug. 26- Sept. 9 and order forms will be available at ILMS – ask for Laura Loughry. She will also accept orders via email: Laura.Loughry@lcsdmail.net. Shirts will be available in youth and adult sizes and will be ready to pick up in early October.

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