Chapel Hill Student’s Joke Books Make Big Bucks for Charity
When Jake Ingham was in second grade at Morris Grove Elementary in Chapel Hill, he wrote a short joke book and gave a copy to his teachers. He made another one in third grade and, in sixth grade, donated joke books to the school library, the PTA’s annual Spring Fling and Duke Children’s Radiothon, hosted by Mix 101.5. An anonymous donor called the Radiothon and offered $50,000 for the joke book.
“Bill and Linda (from Mix 101.5) call him ‘Jake the Jokeman’ on the Radiothon,” says Rachel Ingham, Jake’s mom.
Jake recently donated another book for Meg’s Smile Foundation silent auction.