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Knights Of Columbus Donates $10,000 To Central Special

| February 28, 2011, 11:05 AM | 0 Comments

Pete Ball, left, and Charlie Fink, right, co-chairs of the Tootsie Roll Campaign, present a $10,000 check to Central Special School Principal Shauna Kauffman.

The Knights of Columbus, South County Council 8251, has been a big supporter of Central Special School for nearly 30 years. Last night, however, that support rose to a record level as the Council donated $10,000 to assist students at the Edgewater school.

The money came from the Council’s annual Tootsie Roll Drive, in which members stand at locations throughout the community and offer Tootsie Rolls to those who donate to the campaign. Central Principal Shauna Kauffman accepted a check from the Council at its meeting Thursday night.

“I can’t begin to thank the Council enough for all that it has done and continues to do for our precious students,” Kauffman said. “I am privileged to be in a school system and a school that has such outstanding community support and incredible people who come together to help our most fragile students achieve their full potential.”

The money will be used for assistive technology and specialized materials of instruction to help students communicate and access curriculum. It also will help purchase adaptive equipment to facilitate student mobility, as well as new student cubicles and lockers.

The Council’s first Tootsie Roll campaign in 1983 raised $878. Over the 28 years of the campaign, more than $141,900 has been collected.

Central Special School educates approximately 125 students. It is one of three regional centers for special education students in Anne Arundel County.


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