Have you heard there is a penny shortage in Danvers. The reason is because for the last 31 days the students and families of Thorpe school have been collecting them for a contest for school PAC. A total of 1,345 pounds were collected. The winning class won a string of bowling donated by Sunnyside Bowling. The kids and teachers had so much fun competing to fill the class jugs. On day 31 the jugs were overflowing and the pennies were returned to Salem, Peoples and Eastern bank. A total of $3,218.00 was raised for the school.