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Wolford shows its support again

By Staff | Jul 17, 2009

In the winter of 2007-08 fuel prices reached $4.00 per gallon. Fuel prices this high would have forced the Wolford Public School to close our doors in two years. We knew we had to make changes in how we heated our building and decided to purchase an electric steam boiler for a total cost of $56,000.00.

Knowing that the community has always shown exceptional support for our school, we started a Boiler Fundraising Project. As of July 1, we have received donations totaling $28,347.00. Donations have come from current and former employees and board members, alumni, community members, area businesses, etc.

The combination of the new boiler and lower fuel prices will not only allow the Wolford Public School, a vital component of our community, to stay open longer, but students will benefit because more funds can be allocated to curriculum upgrades, technology enhancements and student transportation upgrades.

We are only $1,653.00 short of our $30,000 goal and hope to reach that by December 31. On behalf of the Wolford Public School students, board and employees, I want to thank those who donated for their overwhelming support and generosity.

Zavada is Wolford Public School superintendent.

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