McDonald's, Walmart among latest to donate to GCSC

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The life-skills class at Greencastle High School has a bright future ahead thanks to mutiple donation and fundraising attempts from around the community.

At its monthly meeting, the Greencastle Community School Corporation approved two grants -- one of which consisted of $1,000 to be used for an already up-and-running coffee shop within the high school.

Superintendent Dawn Puckett explained that, thanks the grant-seeking efforts of high school special-services teacher Wendi Evans, who Puckett said "works hard to provide extra opportunites for her students," the shop will have the funds necessary to maintain the newly-formed, student-run effort.

"This grant helps to fund purchases necessary for the start of the coffee shop, including equipment," Puckett said. "I believe her students' franchise is up and successfully running.

"We also want to say thank you to (Stacie) Stoffregen for her application for more grant money," Puckett added.

A total of $1,500 was approved Tuesday, including a $500 grant from the Greencastle McDonald's to be used for purchasing S.T.E.M. products, which includes the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math.

At last month's meeting, several more donations were approved, as well.

The music department received an anonymous donation in the amount of $1,000; two separate grants were received totaling $1,200 for the middle school and Tzouankis Intermediate from the Putnam County Community Foundation; and $836.48 was received through a "GoFundMe" webpage set up for the coffee shop, bringing the two-month total grant reception to $4,536.48.

The next Greencastle Community School Corporation meeting will take place on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. inside the school's newly-furnished administration office, located at 1002 Mill Pond Ln.

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