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Letter — Donation to arts appreciated

Tahoe Daily Tribune

On behalf of the nearly 1,000 children who have benefited, I would like to thank Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra for its generous donation to the Elementary Arts Program. Their $600 contribution has allowed the purchase of art supplies for use by the students of Al Tahoe and Bijou Elementary schools. These supplies, along with fine art prints, have given the children a well-balanced appreciation of art and supplied an enriching art experience with many different mediums not usually available in all classrooms. Your support this year will hopefully help to take the program district-wide next year.

With the current trend in education, state and local budget cuts and enormous reductions in both classified and certificated district employees, education as we knew it will be dramatically affected. Our community is fortunate to have groups such as yours who tirelessly fund-raise and then donate back to the individuals and programs that better our lives.

Darlynn Shape, coordinator

Elementary Arts Program