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Money raised for Eagle Scout project benefitting DeGlopper Park

Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Standing, from left: Connor Assistant Principal Max Pikula, Boy Scout Ryan Wellence, teacher Dawn Hayes; veterans Alan Lee, Peter Kuszczak, Ray DeGlopper, Robert Haag, Al Prame and Jim Sharpe. Seated, from left: middle school students Joey Fatta and Josh Wozniak. (Photo courtesy Jodi Robinson)
Standing, from left: Connor Assistant Principal Max Pikula, Boy Scout Ryan Wellence, teacher Dawn Hayes; veterans Alan Lee, Peter Kuszczak, Ray DeGlopper, Robert Haag, Al Prame and Jim Sharpe. Seated, from left: middle school students Joey Fatta and Josh Wozniak. (Photo courtesy Jodi Robinson)

For the third year, Veronica Connor Middle School social studies teacher Dawn Hayes and her students have sold poppies in the fall. This year’s sale took place prior to the second annual Veterans Parade.

This year, a total of $265 was raised and donated to the Eagle Scout project of Grand Island High School student Ryan Wellence, who is raising funds to buy seven park bench kits to be built and placed at the DeGlopper Memorial Park.

The American Legion is matching the donated funds, for a total of over $500. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, members of the American Legion and school representatives met to present the funds. The bench kits cost approximately $350 each. To donate to Wellence’s project, contact him by email at [email protected].

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