SEASIDE HEIGHTS - A Morris County sixth-grader who says Seaside Heights is a huge part of her life has made it her mission to personally raise money for her favorite vacation spot.

Gianna Pescatore stood in front of a supermarket with a sign and a T-shirt and raised $550.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says he is grateful for her efforts.

Gianna and her family hope to walk the boardwalk again this summer.