Students at Hodgesville Elementary School display their new friends. Create a Critter and Sing Your Name, a local business, set up shop in the gymnasium and every student and teacher stuffed an animal pal. Participants had the choice of a husky, a puppy, a dragon, a unicorn or a leopard. The most popular animal was the school mascot, a husky. After making a wish and placing the heart inside the animal, adults sewed the animal closed. Students named their buddy and started a journal about his/her friend’s birthday. This parent involvement activity was a huge success and enjoyed by students and adults, officials said.