First and second graders at Kinnelon Kiel filled the school's auditorium with music, dancing and animal sounds as it presented "Barnyard Bash."
The students recently performed the musical event arranged by educators Lisa Wichman and Christine Reda, who prepared the performers during their weekly music class.
The barnyard cast also created backdrops, props and artwork for the play during art class.
Each year, as part of Kiel Community Cares, the play serves to fundraise for a charity relating to that year's performance. This year, the community collected $1,000 for the Barnyard Sanctuary, which rescues pet farm animals that have lost their homes.
The money will go toward the construction of two new pig pens. The community also donated cat food, towels and supplies to the sanctuary.