WKOW Channel 27 News Story on Sauk Prairie Schools gift

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Students throughout Sauk Prairie were able to catch a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse on Monday thanks to a generous donation from the family of a former educator.

Kit Eilertson is a former Sauk Prairie educator who passed away last year. Her husband, Orie, wanted to carry on her 'pay it forward' mindset, so he began making monetary donations to schools in the area.

This donation allowed Bridges Elementary School to order several hundred solar eclipse glasses. "When I was a little kid, I had people around me doing the same thing," Orie said. "I wanted to share and do the same because that's part of life."

The next time the Madison area will see a total solar eclipse will be in 2099. While some of us may not be around to see that one, many of the students at Bridges Elementary School could be.