Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars to host phone-a-thon

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CLOVERDALE -- As students return for their second semester, the Cloverdale School Board heard updates on various school programs as well as prepared for its annual board retreat.

Board members heard from Vivian Whitaker of the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, who gave an update on their upcoming events.

The group will be holding a phone-a-thon, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday Feb. 11-12. It is the goal of the group to raise at least $15,000.

"Almost every dollar that we raise goes to help a child," Whitaker said. "We have a group of anonymous local donors that are going to raise another $15,000."

The Putnam County Community Foundation will be matching each dollar that the two groups raise up to another $15,000. In the end the group hopes to raise a total of $45,000.

"The money will go directly to our scholarship fund," explained Whitaker. "All the money will go to providing scholarships for the graduates of Cloverdale High School."

Whitaker also updated the board on the possible launch of the organizations new website which is part of the Indiana Dollars for Scholars under Scholarships of America.

Students will soon be able to apply for scholarships through the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars program as well as receive information of scholarships matching their needs they could also apply for.

The board also approved the addition of a new baseball press box. Coach Bryan Archer was there to give the board an update as well as receive approval to begin construction.

Archer has already found someone to oversee the construction and hopes to begin in late February in order for it to be ready for the first game in the spring.

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