Published On: Wed, Jan 23rd, 2013

ABC Commission presents $125K check to Cherokee Central Schools

Collette Coggins (4th from left), Tribal ABC Commission Chairman, is shown presenting a check on Jan. 11 in the amount of $125,000 to Lori Blankenship (5th from left), Cherokee School Board chairman.  Shown (left-right) are Pepper Taylor, Steve Coleman, Jody Lipscomb, Coggins, Blankenship, Wolftown School Board Rep. Jessica Daniels, Big Y School Board Rep. Dick Crowe, Cherokee Boys Club general manager Tommy Lambert and Cherokee Central Schools superintendent Walt Swan. (CCS photo)

Collette Coggins (4th from left), Tribal ABC Commission Chairman, is shown presenting a check on Jan. 11 in the amount of $125,000 to Lori Blankenship (5th from left), Cherokee School Board chairman. Shown (left-right) are Pepper Taylor, Steve Coleman, Jody Lipscomb, Coggins, Blankenship, Wolftown School Board Rep. Jessica Daniels, Big Y School Board Rep. Dick Crowe, Cherokee Boys Club general manager Tommy Lambert and Cherokee Central Schools superintendent Walt Swan. (CCS photo)

At a meeting held on Friday, Jan. 11, the Tribal ABC Commission presented Lori Blankenship, Cherokee School Board chairman, a check in the amount of $125,000 to be used for Cherokee Central Schools’ operations.  This payment fulfills half of a $250,000 commitment to the Cherokee Central School system made by Tribal Council in 2012 to be allocated from ABC Commission funds.

“Cherokee Central Schools is very appreciative of the generous donation from the ABC Commission,” said Blankenship.  “This donation will help us to reduce furlough days and will aid the system which has been impacted by budget cuts.  We are grateful to the Commission for taking an interest in our students, teachers, staff and for going the extra mile.”

Collette Coggins, Tribal ABC Commission Chairman, stated, The Tribal ABC is honored to make such a valuable contribution to the Tribe’s youth.  Our young people are the future of our Tribe, and we are happy that our efforts can make a difference.”

– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT 

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