James Monroe Elementary School holds car show fundraiser for teacher’s supply fund

The car show she organized brought close to

The car show she organized brought close to 200 cars to Papaianni Park, including a 1922 Ford Model T owned by the father of a James Monroe student. (Credit: News 12)

EDISON - The mother of a James Monroe Elementary School student organized a benefit car show Sunday in an effort to raise money to help teachers purchase supplies they lost during a devastating March blaze.

Stephanie Arozamena told News 12 that James Monroe school was there for her when her home burned down in 2011. She was looking for a way to pay it forward.

The car show she organized brought close to 200 cars to Papaianni Park, including a 1922 Ford Model T owned by the father of a James Monroe student.

News 12 was told that the event raised more than $5,000.

An online donation page has also been established for the teacher’s supply fund.

Investigators say a janitor who worked at the school threw away a lit cigarette, which ignited the fire that destroyed the school.

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