Donations to the Pelican Rapids School District are announced regularly at school board meetings.
Topping the list with the new year is a pledge from West Central Initiative, which manages and administers the Pelican Rapids School Foundation. A total of $377,520 has accumulated for the Fine Artist Auditorium project–including a six-figure contribution from a private donor, who chooses to remain anonymous. The West Central and the Foundation pledge is more than enough money to complete the array of Fine Arts Auditorium enhancements, which include acoustic shells and features; audio and amplification technology; and a grand piano.
Details on the timeline for the funding and the project are pending.
Other recent donations to the Pelican schools include:
To SADD – Bell Bank $100, Arvig $100, Azure Vision Care $25, Riverview Place $10, Pelican Drug, Inc. $100
To Scholarships in memory of Allie Thompson – Jerry & Gloria Wilm $25
To Valkyries Dance team in memory of Allie Thompson – George Gorton $50
To SADD Toys for Tots – Grove Lake Lutheran Church $200
To MN Honor Society Sock Drive – Vergas United Methodist Church $200